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Posting this on behalf of Jeff Woolsey who delivered an amazing demo in the Day 1 Keynote address by Satya Nadella.

The video is available here and the transcript for the keynote address is available here.

 

Some key takeaways from Jeff's presentation:

  • 64 virtual processors in a VM
  • 985,000 IOPs from a single Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V VM
    • 4k Random IO; Queue Depth 32, 40 concurrent threads
    • VMware tops out at 300,000 per VM; needs 6 VMs to achieve this
  • Offloaded Data Transfer ODX (file copies of 1 GigaBYTE per second). Yes folks, copy a 10 GB file in 10 seconds.
    • Works with SANs and the new Windows Server 2012 File Server
  • Cisco Nexus 1000v for Hyper-V
  • PowerShell as the engine for Run Book Automation with Hyper-V Replica
  • Extending on premise private cloud to service provider