Microsoft and Intel Team to Advance Software Defined Storage for Private Clouds – Conversations in the Cloud – Episode 61

September 23rd, 2016 |
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In this Intel Conversations in the Cloud audio podcast: Spencer Shepler, Private Cloud Solutions Architect at Microsoft, joins us to discuss advances in software defined storage (SDS). One of the most exciting technologies in Microsoft’s Windows Server 2016 is Storage Spaces Direct, which simplifies the deployment and management of SDS systems. Shepler highlights Storage Spaces Direct’s support for new classes of disk devices and ability to spread storage across diverse NVMe and SATA hardware, enabling end users to write hot, warm, and cold data to the most appropriate devices. Windows Server 2016 which will be available in October 2016.

To learn more about Storage Spaces Direct in the meantime, please check out Microsoft’s Storage Spaces Direct in Windows Server 2016 Technical Preview and follow Shepler on Twitter at


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