Già dal 2012, con l’introduzione di Windows Server 2012, Microsoft ha presentato ReFS (Resilient File System), un nuovo file system per gli ambienti Windows progettato per i workload moderni e, idealmente, per sostituire NTFS appena possibile. Le prime versioni di ReFS non brillavano per velocità ma con Windows Server 2016 ReFS è diventato il file system raccomandato per workload importanti come i cluster di storage S2D o per le infrastrutture iperconvergenti basate su Hyper-V, promuovendolo ormai senza riserve all’uso in produzione.
Nel mondo di Windows Server è certamente inusuale discutere di file-system alternativi a NTFS, discussioni più comuni nel mondo Linux [...]
Windows Azure Pack is a great technology but sometimes Microsoft seems to be missing the complexity of providing services to hundreds if not thousands of customers, each of them with different needs. Standardization is good but it should provide enough flexibility to manage things in a reasonable way. So here’s the scenario: you deployed WAP and your customer starts to buzz into your server because how good WAP actually is. Rock solid, able to run most demanding websites. Great technology, I said.
However, one of your customers runs over his allotted quota of one of the seventeen metrics you can monitor for your websites. Since your customer didn’t opt for a [...]
A few days ago Microsoft released ASP.NET 5 beta8, the first feature-complete version of its flagship Web framework. A lot of expectations come with this new version, both because Microsoft decided to change ASP.NET down to its basis and because this one will be the first multi-platform release for the technology, allowing developers to run their Web or console applications on Windows, Linux and Mac OS X. However, the new version will also be the first one designed from the ground up for the cloud era and thus adopting all methodologies, technologies and conventions that emerged in past few years. As we detailed in a past article (sorry: Italian language only this time!), ASP.NET 5 [...]