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Does data locality matter? My Perspective on Windows Server 2016 Storage Spaces Direct and RDMA

Does data locality matter? My Perspective on Windows Server 2016 Storage Spaces Direct and RDMA
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With the uprise in Hyperconverged technology it is interesting to see how the different vendors in the market has embraced different architectures in their implementation . I’ve previously blogged about how VMware, Microsoft and Nutanix has done this –> http://msandbu.org/storage-warshci-edition/

Now therefore I decided to dig a bit deeper into the way Microsoft has implemented their hyperconverged infrastructure solution called Storage Spaces Direct.

Now for those that are not aware of that new feature, it is a further improvement of Storage Spaces which came in 2012, which allowed us to create a virtual disk based upon one of more physical disks using different “RAID”like features like mirroring, parity or striping. In 2012 R2 they came with improved performance and new features like tiering for instance.

Fast forward to 2016, and we have seen that the market has changed with VMware, Nutanix been in the hyperconverged space for a while and Microsoft soon to be taking the step into this market. Now unlike VMware and Nutanix, Microsoft recommends that if you use their hyperconverged solution that you have a RDMA based backend network.

Read the entire article here, Does data locality matter? My Perspective on Windows Server 2016 Storage Spaces Direct and RDMA

via Marius Sandbu.

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IT Blog by Marius Sandbu Marius Sandbu (@msandbu on Twitter), works as an Cloud Architect at Exclusive Networks/BigTec in Norway. Primary focusing on Software defined datacenter solution and how they integrate with end-user computing technology and also works alot with cloud solutions like Microsoft Azure. Marius is also an Microsoft MVP, Veeam Vanguard, VMware vExpert and is also the author of many Citrix NetScaler books and shares his thought and ideas about technolgy on his blog.

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