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  • 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: 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: SMB 3.0 : All about it - Part I

    Thought of writing a blog about SMB 3.0 and somehow it hit me to first talk about SMB from the very scratch and then move to SMB 3.0. What is SMB ? Wikipedia definitions says - Server Message Block (SMB), also known as Common Internet File System (CIFS) operates as an application-layer network...
  • 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: Microsoft India Techdays are here !!

    The next up is in Chennai, so if you are nearby please join us. We can catch up for discussion. You can register at - http://www.microsoft.com/india/events/techdays/locations-Chennai.aspx If you are in other parts of India, check out upcoming events at - http://www.microsoft.com/india/events...
  • Blog Post: TechEd India 2013 is here

    For details visit http://india.msteched.com
  • 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: 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...