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DELL PowerEdge R730 Improves Boot Times

The DELL generation 13 servers are blazingly fast and capable servers. That’s has been well documented by now and more and more people are experiencing it themselves. 226 more words

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SMB Direct With RoCE in a Mixed Switches Environment

I’ve been setting up a number of Hyper-V clusters with  Mellanox ConnectX3 Pro dual port 10Gbps Ethernet cards. These Mellanox cards provide a nice amount of queues (128) for DVMQ and also give us RDMA/SMB Direct capabilities for CSV & live migration traffic. 723 more words

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Dilbert Life Series: Mediocrity Kills aka Show Me Your Strategy Or Be Doomed

Disclaimer: The Dilbert® Life series is a string of post on corporate culture from hell and dysfunctional organizations running wild. This can be quite shocking and sobering. 2,031 more words

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SMB Direct: Choosing A Flavor

I often get asked what to buy for implementing SMB Direct. It’s a non trivial question actually and I’m not an expert, nor do I play one on TV.  All joking aside, it’s a classical consulting answer: it depends. 791 more words

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More Tips On Dealing With Removing Short File Names When Migrating To a SMB3 Transparent Failover File Server Cluster

You might have read my blog posts on the capabilities and the process of migrating to a Transparent Failover File Server. If not, here they are: 622 more words

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VEEAM Invests in Faster & More Efficient Data Protection With Backup & Replication 8

Ever more data to protect without breaking the systems or the bank

One of my major concerns today in IT, weather it is on premises or in the cloud, is the cost, time, reliability and feasibility of backup and restores. 1,174 more words

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Concluding My Summit, Conference & Community Engagements for 2014

After Redmond (MVP Global Summit 2014), which was a great experience I flew to Berlin to attend and speak at the Microsoft Technical Summit 2014… 227 more words

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