Windows Server 2019 Failover Clustering for 4Sysops

My latest post for 4sysops is now live, in this one I look at what’s new in failover clustering in Windows Server 2019. There are quite a few enhancements such as cluster sets, using USB drives as a witness and several others. Read it here.

Enjoy and thanks for reading.

Column for–A first look at Ultra SSD

My latest column (and the last one for the year) is now live at Here I look at the new storage option in Azure, currently in private preview where you can get up to 160 000 IOPS and 2 Gb/s throughput from a single disk for IaaS VMs. And you can scale the performance up and down for the disk based on your needs. It’s early days but very interesting – keen to see this service expand over the next few months. Read it here.

Enjoy! Thanks for reading.

Column for – Azure news from Ignite

My latest column for is now live. Here I look at the new and improved services announced for Azure at Ignite last month. I cover security improvements (where the Office Secure Score gains a sibling in Azure Secure Score), the new Ultra SSD option, Virtual WAN and Azure Firewall. Read it here.

Enjoy! And thanks for reading.