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  • Blog Post: OVEN FRESH -- Private Cloud Virtualization and Storage Poster (and Mini-Posters) for Windows Server 2012 R2 is released !!

    Yeah really freshly created from the poster team :) :). Its called the "Windows Server 2012 R2: Private Cloud Virtualization and Storage" poster. Like the last poster, its available from the Microsoft download center. You can also download each component of the poster separately and just...
  • Blog Post: NUMA - Understand it & its usefulness with Windows Server 2012

    I have mostly got puzzled look whenever I spoke about NUMA support on Hyper-V so thought of penning the concept & benefits down. As the high end servers & blades are available to further consolidate datacenters, its critical to understand how NUMA can help you to take full advantage of those...
  • Blog Post: VMware or Microsoft? Quick Comparison between vSphere 5.5 and Windows Server 2012 R2 Hyper-V

    In lots of customer discussions, the one thing that comes out often - How does Microsoft Virtualization stcak ( Hyper-V & System Center 2012 R2) compares with VMWare virtulization stack (vSphere 5.5 Enterprise Plus + vCenter Server 5.5). I have tried focus on real-world perspective based on my experience...
  • Blog Post: Quick checks on Private cloud - for BDM/TDM

    In several conversation that I recently had with Technology enthusiasts & decision makers, there is one clear topic that clouts most of the discussion art. The paradigm is shifting fast. Lots of you might be catching up on what Private Cloud really means for you. An humble attempt to provide a...
  • Blog Post: Windows Server 2012 RC - few interesting snippets

    With the availability of the Windows Server 2012 Release Candidate – we have a bunch of information available online right now. Over on the Microsoft Server and Cloud Platform site we have: Hyper-V Comparison Guide This document steps you through the differences between Hyper-V on...
  • Blog Post: TechEd India 2013 is here

    For details visit http://india.msteched.com
  • Blog Post: Windows Server 8 architecture posters available !!

    The new Windows Server “8” Beta Hyper-V Component Architecture poster is now available from the Microsoft Download Center . Here it is for your reference -
  • Blog Post: Sharing resources as promised..

    Many of you have asked for the resources/decks for reference. Here we go --- :) :) My decks available on skydrive - https://skydrive.live.com/?cid=3A5FDFEA06AFE259&id=3A5FDFEA06AFE259%21110 Other useful pointers - http://www.microsoftvirtualacademy.com/ http://channel9.msdn.com/ ...
  • Blog Post: Hyper-V Replica : scenarios

    I am sure some of you might have heard about this amazing capability that is available with Windows Server 2012 - Hyper-V Replica. For those of you who have been working in virtualized environment for a while & are well verse with building Highly Available systems, Hyper-V Replica would be...
  • Blog Post: Why Virtualization makes sense at every stage of IT life cycle

    I have been thinking of writing about it for quite some time now & finally here I am - Any virtualization choice requires a number of options—no matter where you are in your IT life cycle. Perhaps you are virtualizing your first workloads to trim your organization’s IT budget. Maybe...
  • Blog Post: Thanks for attending IT Camp this quarter - resources as promised

    Thanks to all those who have attended the IT Camp in 6 cities across India. I had a great time talking to you all. Some of you asked for the decks, so here you go.. https://skydrive.live.com/?cid=3A5FDFEA06AFE259&id=3A5FDFEA06AFE259%21110 Cheers, Pracheta
  • Blog Post: Updated Links on Windows Server 2012 File Server and SMB 3.0

    In this post, I'm providing a reference to the most relevant content related to Windows Server 2012 that is related to the File Server, the SMB 3.0 features and its associated scenarios like Hyper-V over SMB and SQL Server over SMB. It's obviously not a complete reference (there are new blog posts every...
  • Blog Post: 5 frequently asked question about VMM 2012 with Hyper-V Server Core

    I have heard many question around how well would VMM 2012 works with Server Core. Tried to pick 5 at a go -- Can I use Hyper-v Bare Metal Deployment feature to deploy Hyper-V Core servers? Yes. 2. Can I create Cluster from VMM on top of Hyper-V core servers ? what are the best practices...
  • Blog Post: Windows Server "8" Hyper-V - Everything You Wanted to Know about Single-Root Input/Output

    Really loved this series !!!!! With Windows Server “8” Hyper-V we’re taking network performance to the next level. Need to virtualize scale up applications with high throughput, low latency requirements? No problem. Windows Server “8” Hyper-V now provides Single-Root...
  • Blog Post: Windows Server 2012 Storage whitepaper now available for Download !!

    Happy new year !! Wish this year brings lot of learing & undertanding :) With that note, I am happy to share that Windows Server 2012 Storage White Paper - a great resourse to get more clarification & implementation insights on Storage Spaces, ReFS, SMB 3.0, CSV2, Hyper-V Storage. You...
  • Blog Post: Windows Server Virtual Labs

    If you don't have the right hardware or time to set & to test out all scenarios, Virtual labs are available for you to explore new Windows Server 2012 with so less effort. The scenarios covered are - Virtual labs Active Directory Deployment and Management Enhancements In this lab...