Deep Dive into Fine-Tuning and Best Practices for Managing Storage Spaces Direct (S2D).
Demand for virtualization and storage continues to advance towards a cloud-consistent Software Defined Data Center (SDDC) architecture and Microsoft is unlocking the value of hyperconvergence with Windows Server 2016 and Storage Spaces Direct (S2D). Prominent architecture advancements to WS2016 Datacenter Edition include an Azure-inspired networking stack, Nano Server and Shielded VMs with storage enhancements; Storage replica, Storage QoS, and Storage Spaces Direct.
Windows Server 2016 introduces the distributed file system design known as Storage Spaces Direct (S2D), which expands upon Storage Spaces Shared (WS2012 R2) to encompass support for both SATA / SAS drives, including high-performance NVMe flash devices, that reside internally in each server. Recognizing S2D is a vital cog to the Software Defined Data Center, a holistic approach is needed for success from design to implementation to management.
This presentation is designed to give a perspective on Storage Spaces Direct and its impact on your hyperconvered SDDC environment, with commentary directly from Microsoft, a Microsoft TAP partner ClearPointe and Storage Spaces founding partner RAID Inc. Also see best practice high performance NVMe-tuning techniques as seen demonstrated in the Microsoft Ignite booth. In an effort to further prepare for the future of Cloud storage, tune-in for the discussion addressing how management and monitoring tools can translate directly into a model that scales into Azure Stack, and therefore Azure, to create a harmonious hybrid ecosystem that can scale and work together across on premise and cloud environments.
The Object Management Group® (OMG®) Space Domain Task Force completed a second very successful quarterly meeting in Coronado, CA last month during which the Space DTF approved work on several standards initiatives in coordination with NASA, the United States Air Force Space and Missile Center (SMC) Enterprise Ground Services (EGS), and the International Council on Systems on Systems Engineering (INCOSE).
At the same meeting, the OMG Space DTF issued an RFI entitled: Vocabularies, Glossaries, or Ontologies for the Spacecraft Ground Systems Domain Request For Information. The OMG Space DTF is seeking to normalize the terminology used within the spacecraft ground systems domain. We are seeking information on existing or emerging dictionaries, glossaries, or ontologies in this domain. Additionally, the Space DTF is interested in hearing from organizations that might be interested in this topic. The Space DTF will use these responses to either adopt an existing reference or recommend the development of a new consolidated reference
The space industry is going through a transformational evolution. What used to be an industry whose products/services were affordable only to large enterprises is fast evolving to include small businesses and everyday individuals as potential customers. The small-satellite technology has played a key role in re-establishing the ground rules of operation for space industry participants. The growth of the small-satellite market will be responsible for the birth of multiple space industry segments, while also imposing changes on the existing industry participants. The future has many new opportunities and threats approaching the existing and incoming space industry participants, and small-satellite technologies will be a key connecting link for most of those Mega Trends in motion.Read more >
This week on White Space, we talk everyhting:
> Microsoft's Azure Stack launch
> DatacenterDynamics Awards 2016 program
> Digital Realty's move into Wind Power
Few retailers have accurate records of their real floorspace or how it’s being used.
Victor Baneth, Senior Director, Oracle Space and Planning Applications, will explore the economic links between space and price elasticity and take us on a journey of what is now possible in store using the science of space linked to price.
If you want to plan for the best possible return on your retail space then this is the webcast for you.
Editorial team at DCD talks about data center fires, cyber wars and network sabotageRead more >
This week we talk about:
Tax Break for a data center
News form the Las Legad event - EMC World
The Dell/EMC merger.
And much more...
Space, power, and cooling issues will increase swiftly in data center operations as a result of the ever growing demand for computing power, storage, and services. New high-density infrastructure designs, agile deployment methods, and rapid growth make it even more difficult to quantify the current capacity status and future requirements.
See how you can improve the efficiency of your data center operations and how to leverage space, power, and cooling optimally in this interactive presentation.
Learn how a modern DCIM tool facilitates managing a legacy site, a state of the art contemporary green design, or even hyperscale environments. The presentation provides solution examples for common use cases including fully BMS monitored and controlled sites and older facilities without sensors and device monitors. Whether you are operating your own site or using/offering colocation, the right tool puts all the information you need to manage and predict capacity and to control operational costs at your fingertips.
Join Spacebelt and the Cloud Constellation Corporation for a technical deep-dive into connecting your cloud storage and telecommunications networks within your data center.
The Space-Based data center infrastructure is comprised of interconnected satellites, forming an exclusive cloud storage network ring to serve enterprises and governments everywhere. This is what the data center of the future looks like, and it includes an autonomous global telecom backbone, fast delivery of data stored in-orbit to anywhere on the planet, ultra secure point-to-point connectivity, and more.
With the every increasing influx of data and big data, cloud storage models and data centers need to continue to shift and adapt to these demands. Learn about the latest and greatest data center connectivity solutions and technologies on the market today.
Wai Wong, CEO of ServiceAide chatted with Carlos Casanova and Kirstie Magowan at the Gartner Data Center event in Las Vegas
In the crowded service management space, how does ServiceAide differentiated them from the competition? ServiceAide is built on a machine learning platform and Service Management is a starting point for the machine learning platform that provides capabilities that provide a high return on investment for its customers.
It has been said that Objects are for applications and POSIX is for people. The HPC community as well as many other large scale IT organizations have legacy applications and users that know, use, and depend on a near POSIX environment with real folders, ease of renaming and reshaping trees, and other powerful concepts in POSIX.
MarFS is designed to provide a scalable near-POSIX name space over standard object systems, with target scaling out to trillions of POSIX files, hundreds of Gigabytes/sec of data bandwidth, and millions of POSIX metadata operations/sec.
MarFS, now in use in production, has met the original developmental goals and many feature enhancements are now being developed. Features such as cloud storage flexibility enabled by a data abstraction layer, calculation of parity for incoming data, and expanded metadata scalability.
Save your seat to find out the latest on this new technology!
In an age of perpetual advancing technology, it’s often difficult to keep up with what’s going to be the “next big thing”.
Traditional construction methods are fast being overtaken by modern building processes, and what we’re now terming; digital construction.
As industry innovators, we’re championing the leap from digital construction to augmented construction. There is scope for augmented reality to play a major role in helping construction teams in the field understand how various systems and components fit together during production. But more importantly, it can facilitate a route for architects to take their designs into a virtual environment before the high risk move to construction.
The current process for a structure is that it is designed in 3D, transferred to 2D documents and then built in a virtual
3D format. The transition from 3D to 2D and back again can often lead to errors, therefore, what if we could cut this middle step out altogether?
Just imagine being able to put on an AR headset and see exactly which line on a 2D construction document corresponds to a given object, such as a section of pipe or cable network. Being able to bring drawings into a physical model, giving a sense of scale, proportion, form and space.
In this webinar, we’ll take you through the following:
What is Augmented Construction
Technological advancements and what benefits they bring to the industry
How to use AR effectively
What role does data play in this?
Example projects, who’s using this now
The next step
Chelsio 10/25/40/50/100 GbE iWARP RDMA adapters enable
high virtualized application performance by giving direct access to the
data residing on Microsoft Storage Spaces Direct storage, as well as
higher scalability for Storage Spaces Direct (S2D). Chelsio iWARP
also enables much more streamlined, simplified configuration of RDMA
high-performance networking for S2D compared to Ethernet RDMA
The first part of the webinar provides an overview of the Chelsio iWARP
adapter offering and its benefits for S2D The second part provides a
review of a performance test conducted by Microsoft of Windows
Server 2016 S2D using the Chelsio T5 40GbE iWARP RDMA
adapters that showed 6 million IOPS (input/output instructions per
Wearable technologies illustrate a fundamental shift in how computing will move to the next level, as devices will no longer need to be placed on a desk or held by hand. They are now worn on the human body, offering the user hands free capability. The market is still in its early stages of development, and interest in wearables is currently largely restricted to innovators and early adopters. This Frost & Sullivan Analyst briefing will look at the demand for wearables technologies in the consumer and enterprise space as well as look at some of the leading players in this market
Why you should attend:
- Learn about the opportunities ahead in the Australian Wearables Market
- Understand the drivers in this market
- Understand the key players in both the Consumer and Enterprise Space
- Understand the issues in this space
- Learn about the Ecosystem of players in the Wearables Technologies Space
Take your hyper-converged infrastructure (HCI) to the next level in this technical series on HCI solutions built on VMware Virtual SAN hyper-converged storage. You’ll learn how it dramatically improves space efficiency, contributing to a lower overall TCO and delivering exceptional performance and availability.
Episode 1 - Space Efficiency:
Join us for an overview of space efficiency features in Virtual SAN and guidance on when, where, how, and why they make sense for your HCI. Topics include de-duplication, compression, and RAID 5/6 erasure coding.
Episode 2 - Availability: https://www.brighttalk.com/webcast/13915/220899
Even the most demanding applications benefit from Virtual SAN enterprise-class availability. We’ll explore these mechanisms in Virtual SAN, including built-in and tunable failure tolerance, rack awareness, stretched cluster, and replication.
Episode 3 - Performance: https://www.brighttalk.com/webcast/13915/220901
In this episode, we will cover the major performance aspects of Virtual SAN, including a quick overview of hybrid and all-flash architectures, storage polices that influence performance, and other good-to-know design considerations.
Learn how to implement 3D printing to increase student engagement across K-12 curriculum. Presenter Ryan Erickson, a Minnesota Maker Space coordinator, outlines 3D printing lessons applicable to daily student life. The webinar focuses on one simple question, “How do we apply 3D printing to K-12 education?” The process doesn’t start with expensive machines and complex software applications. Students are introduced to the technology from the bottom up. Simple IOS apps such as MakerBot PrintShop, scan student drawings for immediate upload to CAD for 3D printing. Applying 3D printing to classrooms goes beyond engineering in STEM learning – it redefines creativity entirely. Students can model historical monuments into tangible figures to understand sentiment and context; model sonic waves into visible artifacts; build geometric figures to understand volume and surface area, and map proteins and atoms into connectable models. 3D printing engages students to think creatively, it allows them to craft and build with imagination. For teachers, this technology maximizes the opportunity for impactful learning environments.Read more >
This week on White Space, we look at the safest data center locations in the world, as rated by real estate management firm Cushman & Wakefield.Read more >