In today’s post in the modernizing your infrastructure with Hybrid Cloud
series, I am going to talk about Hyper-V over SMB, which we introduced in
Windows Server 2012. It is also important to note that you can use storage
spaces to house your SMB share that Hyper-V will leveraged. In Part 7 I
talked about storage spaces: Modernizing Your Infrastructure with Hybrid
Cloud - Storage Spaces in Windows Server 2012 R2 (Part7)
With Windows Server 2012 R2, we have improved the SMB protocol and it is a
new version SMB 3.02. I will start this article with a quick review of SMB
3.0 and talk about the improvements that can be found in SMB 3.02 which is
included in Windows Server 2012 R2
SMB 3.0 Review
In Windows Server 2012 we introduced the next version of SMB 3.0. The SMB
protocol, essentially allows applications or the user of an applications to
access files and other... (more)
In this episode Keith Mayer and myself kick off a special 6 part series on
“Modernizing Your Infrastructure with Hybrid Cloud.” Tune in for Part 1
where they discuss the importance of planning for your organization’s move
to Windows Server 2012 R2 and Microsoft Azure.
[1:18] Why should I start planning now? [2:41] Why Migrate to Windows Server
2012 R2? [5:45] Why consider Azure as part of your migration strategy?
[12:38] What tools are available to help in the migration process?
[17:40] DEMO MAP and the Azure IaaS Cost Estimator
Experience Microso... (more)
In this part of the Modernizing Your Infrastructure with Hybrid Cloud, we are
focusing on of the great solutions we introduced with Windows Server 2012 and
improved in Window Server 2012 R2, Storage Spaces.
Storage Spaces Overview:
In Windows Server 2012 Storage became a first class citizen, from storage
deduplication to SMB 3.0 Windows became a great choice to be the storage
platform in many organizations. In many organizations storage will
represent a huge part of the IT budget. One of the key features, to help
reduce the cost of storage, is the inclusion of Storage Spaces. ... (more)
I am excited to announce the partnership between SCU and Channel 9, allowing
for all SCU content and the live SCU US event feed available via Channel 9.
SCU 2015 US will take place 2/4/15 in Dallas, TX. This year’s event
includes two live tracks, one of which will be featured on Channel 9 live,
the day of the event and the other streamed live through
www.systemcenteruniverse.com. This partnership will allow for the content at
SCU to be even more accessible to the community. Additionally, we are pleased
to announce that ALL of the content from SCU 2014 Europe will be hosted on
In Windows Server 2012 we introduced a new version called Windows Server 2012
Essentials edition. The Essentials server is very flexible and
easy-to-use. This was a server solution that was primarily designed and
priced for small businesses with up to 25 users and 50 devices. This
provided a great first server for many customers, as well as it can be used
as the primary server in a multi-server environment for small businesses.
With the new Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials Server we really added many
features to make this an even more rounded server. The Essential server