Windows Server 2016: Virtualization Unleashed for virtualizationreview.com

I wrote two articles, one on Hyper-V in the recently released RTM version of Windows Server 2016 for virtualizationreview.com. The other one cover System Center 2016. This one covers the new features in Hyper-V such as Storage QoS, Hyper convergence through storage spaces direct, software defined networking, Nano server, upgrading a Windows Server 2012 R2 Hyper-V cluster to 2016, better backups through resilient change tracking in the platform, Shielded VMs, Windows and Hyper-V containers and Resilient File System (ReFS). Read it here.

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Hyper-V Replica Part 2 for virtualizationreview.com

Here’s part 2 of my look at Hyper-V replica for virtualizationreview.com. In this part I cover the Hyper-V Replica Broker Role, how to extend Replica and how to use Azure Site Recovery to extend replica all the way to the cloud. Read it here.

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What’s new in Hyper-V in Windows Server “10” Tech Preview

I’m starting a new series on 4Sysops on what’s new in Windows Server “10” Tech Preview – this first one covers the enhancements in Hyper-V. I look at new configuration file formats, cluster upgrading through mixing versions of Hyper-V, new Production Checkpoints, Secure Boot for Linux and more. Read it here.

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What’s new in Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V–in depth look for Technet Magazine–part 1

After some months in the publishing queue, my in-depth look at the new Hyper-V in Windows Server 2012 is now live on Technet Magazine. This part 1 deals with networking enhancements, the second and final part will deal with all the other improvements to scalability, storage and management.

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