Windows Server

Hyper-V Isn’t Dying, It’s Thriving

Over the last week, there have been rumors that Microsoft is discontinuing Hyper-V. As a company that specializes in Microsoft hybrid virtualization solutions and partners CLOSELY with the Microsoft product development team, we can categorically say that Hyper-V is not dying but thriving! Microsoft is investing heavily in Hyper-V, as it is an integral, core Hyper-V Isn’t Dying, It’s Thriving

DataON Joins the Ranks of Azure Arc-enabled Data Services Validated Partners for Azure Arc-enabled Kubernetes

DataON has worked closely with Microsoft to provide the largest selection of Microsoft validated solutions (Integrated Systems and validated nodes) for Azure Stack HCI. Now DataON is excited to offer validated platforms for Azure Arc-enabled Kubernetes for data services, which includes Azure Arc-enabled SQL Managed Instance that is deployed on Kubernetes as a containerized application. DataON’s DataON Joins the Ranks of Azure Arc-enabled Data Services Validated Partners for Azure Arc-enabled Kubernetes

Extend Windows Server 2008 and Windows Sever 2008 R2 Extended Security Updates (ESU) with Azure Stack HCI

On January 14, 2020, Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 R2 reached the end-of-life support lifecycle and will no longer receive security updates. This can cause security or compliance issues and put business applications at risk. Although many have migrated to newer platforms, this can be problematic for some organizations that continue to use Extend Windows Server 2008 and Windows Sever 2008 R2 Extended Security Updates (ESU) with Azure Stack HCI

Five Hybrid Cloud Things You Can Do With Azure Stack HCI

The hybrid cloud isn’t just a cool, neat, novel thing anymore, it’s the go-to architecture for many. And those who aren’t onboard yet are definitely considering it. Microsoft’s Azure Stack HCI is a hyper-converged infrastructure with virtualization, software-defined networking, and more. But what separates it from the rest is it seamlessly integrates with Microsoft Azure. Five Hybrid Cloud Things You Can Do With Azure Stack HCI

IT Hero Blog: Upgrading and Expanding a Storage Spaces Direct Cluster

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DataON Labs: Delimiting Volumes over 10 Nodes

Delimiting volume allocation is a new feature in Windows Server 2019 Storage Spaces Direct (Azure Stack HCI) to significantly increase the fault tolerance of your cluster. Normally, a 4+ node Storage Spaces Direct cluster can survive up to two concurrent failures before the cluster volumes go offline. With the delimited volume allocation feature, it can DataON Labs: Delimiting Volumes over 10 Nodes

Five Things about Microsoft Azure Stack HCI

If you’re planning to refresh aging hardware, consolidate virtualized workloads, and connect to Azure for hybrid cloud services, Azure Stack HCI is the right choice for you. Azure Stack HCI is a hybrid cloud solution built on validated partner hardware that includes virtualization (Hyper-V), software-defined storage (Storage Spaces Direct), and software-defined networking. It also has Five Things about Microsoft Azure Stack HCI