DataON at Microsoft Ignite 2018 – A Sneak Preview

It’s that time of the year again, when the temperatures start to cool, the leaves start to fall, football is back… and it’s time for MICROSOFT IGNITE 2018!

The DataON team has been working hard to get ready for Microsoft Ignite 2018, and here’s a preview of what we’ll have at our booth #221!

Windows Server 2019 Preview — We’ll be showcasing Windows Server 2019 on the DataON S2D family of hyper-converged infrastructure. All DataON S2D solutions have earned Windows Server Software-Defined (WSSD) hyper-converged infrastructure premium certification, the highest certification from Microsoft.

DataON MUST for Windows Admin Center — DataON’s exclusive visibility, monitoring, and management tool for Windows Server environments will be available as a native extension for Windows Admin Center. Now you can use both MUST and Windows Admin Center from the same pane of glass. Plus, MUST provides expanded functionality, including historic data reporting, disk mapping, system alerts, and SAN-like call home service.

Kepler-47 Gen 2 —This is the latest version of our hyper-converged appliance for ROBO environments, which is also WSSD certified. It features a new chassis and the latest Intel Xeon processors.

Migrate from SQL Server 2008 to SQL Server 2017 — With SQL Server 2008 reaching end of life, do you need help with your migration plan to SQL Server 2017? Microsoft MVP Melody Zacharias will be in our booth for free migration and design consultation, with a live migration demo. Sign up for a free consultation

The latest hardware —We’ll have the new Intel Ruler NVMe SSDs and NVDIMM storage class memory.

GIVEAWAYS! Make sure you register for a chance to win a Microsoft Surface Pro or a Bose QuietComfort 35 Bluetooth Headphone. Or our GRAND PRIZE, a custom Honolulu surfboard! We’ll also have opportunities to score our exclusive IT Hero and Honolulu t-shirts or a Starbuck’s gift card!

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For those of you who are attending Ignite in person or online, check out the Windows Server, Windows Admin Center, and Azure File Sync presentations.

Windows Server 2019: What’s new and what’s next (BRK2035)

Erin Chapple, Vijay Kumar

Monday, Sept. 24, 4:00pm – 5:15pm

Location: W330

Windows Server 2019 deep dive (BRK2241)

Jeff Woolsey

Tuesday, Sept. 25, 10:45am – 12:00pm

Location: W224 CD

Jumpstart your hyper-converged infrastructure deployment with Windows Server (BRK2232)

Elden Christensen, Steven Ekren

Tuesday, Sept. 25, 3:15pm – 4:00pm

Location: W311 A-D

Get ready for Windows Server 2008 and 2008 R2 end of support (BRK2233)

Jeff Woolsey, Ned Pyle, Sue Hartford

Wednesday. Sept 26, 10:15am-11:00am

Location: W300

Be an IT hero with Storage Spaces Direct in Windows Server 2019 (BRK2231)

Adi Agashe, Cosmos Darwin

Thursday, Sept. 27, 10:45am – 12:00pm

Location W224 AB

Retire your old file servers with Storage Migration Service in Windows Server 2019 (BRK3056)

Arpita Duppala, Ned Pyle

Friday, Sept 28, 1045am – 1200pm

Location: W314

From Hyper-V to hyper-converged infrastructure with Windows Admin Center (BRK2036)

Cosmos Darwin, Daniel Lee

Wednesday, Sept. 26, 9:00am – 9:45am

Location: W311 A-D

Windows Server management reimagined with Windows Admin Center (BRK2037)

Haley Rowland, Samuel Li, Matt WIlson

Wednesday, Sept. 26, 4:00pm – 5:15pm

Location: W415 AB (Valencia Ballroom)

Easily provision and manage file shares in the cloud with Azure Files and File Sync (BRK2379)

Mike Emard, Will Gries

Thursday, Sept 27, 215pm – 330pm

Location: W415 CD (Valencia Ballroom)