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System Center Virtual Machine Manager SoFS: Configuring the Fabric

In part two of our series on SCVMM 2012 R2, learn more about VMM and configuring fabric in a Scale-Out File Server (SoFS) lab.

Dec 9, 2013|Damian Flynn

System Center

System Center Virtual Machine Manager SoFS: Building a Virtual SoFS Lab

Discover how to build a virtual Scale-Out File Server (SoFS) lab in part one of a new series on System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2012 R2.

Dec 4, 2013|Damian Flynn

Backup & Storage

Designing a Basic Scale-Out File Server (SOFS)

We've shown you how to create a basic scale-out file server (SOFS) – now it's time to learn what goes into designing an SOFS!

Jul 31, 2013|Aidan Finn

Backup & Storage

Create a Basic Scale-Out File Server (SOFS)

We're creating a scale-out file server (SOFS) to share failover storage using Windows Server 2012 R2. Learn how with this how-to guide!

Jul 29, 2013|Aidan Finn

Windows Server

What Is Hyper-Convergence in Windows Server 2016?

In this Ask the Admin, Russell Smith explains what hyper-convergence is and how it can help simplify your IT systems.

Dec 19, 2017|Russell Smith

Windows Server

Nano Server Is Here Today. Gone… Pretty Soon

Aidan Finn discusses Microsoft's announcement to remove all the infrastructure features, such as scale-out file server and Hyper-V from Nano Server.

Jun 26, 2017|Aidan Finn

Windows Server

The Nano Server Debate – Yes or No?

It is clear from Microsoft’s publicity about Windows Server 2016 that the corporation believes that the default choice for installing a new server is Nano Server. Do you agree with that view? In this opinion post, I discuss the merits of both sides of the argument, share my take on the matter, and ask what you think.

Aug 31, 2016|Aidan Finn

Windows Server 2016

What’s New in Windows Server 2016 TP5 Storage?

Learn about storage feature improvements in the Windows Server 2016 Technical Preview 5.

Jun 1, 2016|Aidan Finn

Windows Server 2016

Microsoft’s Changed Opinion on Hyper-Convergence

Read how Microsoft's view and recommendations on hyper-convergence have changed over the last year with the evolution of Storage Spaces Direct (S2D).

Dec 14, 2015|Aidan Finn

Windows Server 2016

Microsoft Announces Windows Server 2016 Licensing

Microsoft has announced details on Windows Server 2016 licensing, which includes a switch to a per-core licensing model.

Dec 4, 2015|Aidan Finn

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