Storage Spaces Direct Series Part 2 & 3 via Altaro Blog

Hi everyone,

I want to inform you about my two new blogpots about Storage Spaces Direct that I wrote for Altaro.

In the second post I write about the technologies in focus of S2D

You can find the post by following the link below.

In the third post you will learn the following things:

  • Where Did S2D Come From?
  • Converged vs. Hyper-Converged Infrastructure
  • How to License Storage Spaces Direct

You can find the post by following the link below.

You can post feedback and questions in the comment sections of the Altaro Blogs. 🙂

Cheers,

Flo

@AltaroSoftware Webcast with @workinghardinit & @thomasmaurer – Journey to The Cloud: Masterclass on Cloud Migration

Hi everyone,

in behalf of Altaro, I would like to a free Webinar with three top of the edge speaker around Microsoft Software Defined Datacenter.

The transition to adopting cloud services is unique for every organization. What does yours look like?

Join Microsoft MVPs Andy Syrewicze (Technical Evangelist – Altaro), Didier Van Hoye (Infrastructure Architect – FGIA), and Thomas Maurer (Cloud Architect – itnetX) for a crash course on the possibilities of cloud technologies coming out of Microsoft including:

  • Windows Server 2019 and the Software-Defined Datacenter
  • New Management Experiences for Infrastructure with Windows Admin Center
  • Hosting an Enterprise Grade Cloud in your datacenter with Azure Stack
  • Taking your first steps into the public cloud with Azure IaaS

After watching the experts discuss the details, you’ll see that the cloud doesn’t have to be an all or nothing discussion. This webinar will prepare you for your journey by revealing the available options and how to make the most out of them!

Wednesday June 13th 2018 –

Presented live twice on the day – Registration

  • Session 1: 2pm CEST – 5am PDT – 8am EDT
  • Session 2: 6pm CEST – 9am PDT – 12pm EDT

Storage Spaces Direct Series Part 1 – What is S2D?

Hey everyone,

today my first blog about gast blog on Altaros Hyper-V Blog was published. It’s the first blog in my storage spaces direct series and should give you a first introduction into S2D.

Please checkout the blog and leave me some feedback in the comments. 🙂

Storage Spaces Direct Series Part 1 – What is S2D?

 

Altaro Webcast with @vBenArmstrong – Hyper-V Deep Dive 24th of april

Hey everyone,

I want to send you a heads up. Ben Armstrong is speaking during an Altaro Webinar at the 24th of April.
If ever wanted to speak with Ben directly and wanted to ask him all about Hyper-V, now is your chance. 🙂 Take it!

You can register for the webcast here.

 

 

“Cache Zones” with Storage Spaces Direct & Hyper-V for Azure & AWS

Hi community,

while working with lots of customers in different Azure projects I often here that they want to minimize and reduce their hardware on prem. or even bane every piece of server from their office locations.

In many cases that isn’t really possible. Mostly there are still applications which become very fuzzy with a latency above 30 ms between service and user.

To resolve that gap and reduce the systems on premises to a minimum and save as much money as possible, I started to place Windows Hyper-V Servers with Storage Spaces in the office were I needed lower latency.

At the end we are able to reduce the needed infrastructure to at least two servers, two switches and one router or firewall. I personally call those pieces of hardware “Cache Zone”. The picture below shows a schematic view.

With that I’m able to place services on prem. and cover them via redundancy in the cloud. Currently I have a list of a few basic services like Domain Controller, File Servers, Print Servers or internal Webservers. For the covering of File Servers you can find my post here.

So how does it look like, first you need to connect your office with your cloud provider, either via VPN, MPLS or with some services via HTTPS or other direct services via the internet. You place one partner for example a Domain Controller on prem. the other ones are placed in the cloud.

That’s nearly everything you need. If you use Windows Server 2016 Datacenter for the host, you have also all licenses you need for the features of the virtual machines like Storage Replication.

As server systems, I currently have some small systems von Secure Guard in my testlab.

If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact me.

 

Cheers,

Flo