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Free Whitepaper! Understand Microsoft Hyper-Converged Solution #HyperV #AzureStackHCI

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For the past couple of months, I’ve been working with my peer Romain Serre (@RomSerre) on something special for you.

We wanted to bring a new resource about the Microsoft Hyper-Converged solution to the community that is complete, comprehensive, concise, and free. we wanted to share an early copy of this Whitepaper so you can start digging into this new architecture which is coming in Windows Server 2016.

In short, the term Hyper-Converged means that compute (Hyper-V) and storage are sharing the same underlying physical hardware.


About the authors
Charbel Nemnom | @CharbelNemnom
Romain Serre         | @RomSerre

Microsoft Hyper-Converged

From disaggregated systems to Hyper-Convergence, in this whitepaper we will discuss how Microsoft Software-Defined Datacenter has evolved over the years starting from Windows Server 2012 to Windows Server 2016, then we will deep dive into Microsoft Software-Defined Storage architecture, and we end up by step by step deployment of Storage Spaces Direct (S2D) using the Hyper-Converged model on top of Nano Servers fully automated.

Table of Contents:

  • Credit Page
  • Introduction
  • Software-Defined Networking
  • Software-Defined Compute
  • Software-Define Storage
  • Nano Server
  • Windows Server 2016 Licensing
  • Implementation Guideline
  • Nano Servers Deployments
  • Storage Spaces Direct Deployment
  • Host a VM on the solution
  • Storage Quality of Service
  • Conclusion
  • References

It has been a great experience writing this whitepaper as we covered some of the most interesting cool stuff coming in Windows Server 2016, and I have to emphasize that this whitepaper is based on Windows Server 2016 and will also be updated as we move forward to keep up with all the great things that are happening in the Microsoft CloudOS Platform.

This is my first whitepaper in which I participate as an author. You can download it for free from TechNet Gallery GitHub here.

As always, comments, questions, or errata you find in this Whitepaper are welcome and encouraged.

I hope you enjoy reading it.

Thank you for reading my blog.

If you have any questions or feedback, please leave a comment.

-Charbel Nemnom-

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About the Author:
Charbel Nemnom
Charbel Nemnom is a Senior Cloud Architect with 21+ years of IT experience. As a Swiss Certified Information Security Manager (ISM), CCSP, CISM, Microsoft MVP, and MCT, he excels in optimizing mission-critical enterprise systems. His extensive practical knowledge spans complex system design, network architecture, business continuity, and cloud security, establishing him as an authoritative and trustworthy expert in the field. Charbel frequently writes about Cloud, Cybersecurity, and IT Certifications.

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