Column for Virtualizationreview.com–A first look at Ultra SSD

My latest column (and the last one for the year) is now live at virtualizationreview.com. 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.

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Column for Virtualizationreview.com – Optimizing VMs in Azure

In my column for virtualizationreview.com for last month I dig deeper into IaaS VMs in Azure and cover things such as picking the right VM size, how to deploy multiple VMs, setting up storage the right way, and managing disk encryption the right way. Read it here.

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Storage Spaces Direct in Windows Server 2016 for virtualizationreview.com

Another article of mine is now also online at virtualizationreview.com, where I look at Storage Spaces Direct (S2D) in Windows Server 2016. Honestly I wrote this one ages ago and then it was updated a few months ago and now it’s finally live. Read it here.

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Windows Server 2016 Storage Spaces Direct for 4Sysops–part 2

And here is the second and last part of my look at Storage Spaces Direct in Windows Server 2016 for 4Sysops. In this part I look at the actual implementation steps and things to think about for networking and monitoring.  Read it here.

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