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Azure Stack WAP Connector - Part 1

Azure Stack WAP connector is preview now. With WAP Connector, you can enable access from the Azure...

Author: Larry Zhang (L.) Date: 08/04/2017

Mobile First, Cloud First -- A Mobile Azure Stack

Merry Christmas! In my previous post "Smallest Azure Stack PoC Box w/o Hacking the Code", I...

Author: Larry Zhang (L.) Date: 12/26/2016

Smallest Azure Stack PoC Box w/o Hacking the Code

I know this is crazy. This is how I am crazy about the product "Azure Stack" we're building. From...

Author: Larry Zhang (L.) Date: 11/30/2016

The Power of RDMA in Storage Space Direct

About one year ago, I wrote a blog post "The Power of RDMA in Storage Space Direct". In that post,...

Author: Larry Zhang (L.) Date: 09/11/2016

Configure WAP to support new SDN stack on Windows Server 2016

Start from UR9, WAP can support Windows Server 2016 and System Center 2016. Different from Windows...

Author: Larry Zhang (L.) Date: 09/05/2016

Leverage VM Fleet Testing the Performance of Storage Space Direct

Back to 2 years ago, when I worked with Lenovo COSN team to ship their public cloud based on Windows...

Author: Larry Zhang (L.) Date: 08/17/2016

Deploy S2D Lab w/ Script on One Single Machine

Recently in a local discussion group, people are talking about leveraging VMs  validating the...

Author: Larry Zhang (L.) Date: 07/08/2016

Step-by-step for deploying a SDNv2 using VMM - Part 4

In this post, we will walk through the steps to deploy gateways with VMM. Different from the...

Author: Larry Zhang (L.) Date: 06/01/2016

Step-by-step for deploying a SDNv2 using VMM - Part 3

In this post, we will continue and walk through the steps to deploy SLB. Most of the steps here are...

Author: Larry Zhang (L.) Date: 05/31/2016

Step-by-step for deploying a SDNv2 using VMM - Part 2

In the previous post, we talked about how to prepare a SDN lab environment. In this post, we will...

Author: Larry Zhang (L.) Date: 05/30/2016

Step-by-step for deploying a SDNv2 using VMM - Part 1

Overview In this blog, I am sharing all the steps I used to create a demo or test environment of a...

Author: Larry Zhang (L.) Date: 05/30/2016

Deploy PaaS services for Azure Stack with AAD Tenant in Azure China

Right after we release Microsoft Azure Stack Technical Preview 1, we also released three additional...

Author: Larry Zhang (L.) Date: 03/22/2016

Register China Azure AAD for Azure Stack

The first public technical preview of Azure Stack is around the corner. In this release, we require...

Author: Larry Zhang (L.) Date: 01/24/2016

iSCSI or SMB Direct, Which one is better?

Since Windows Server 2012, we support placing Hyper-V VM and SQL Server's database in a file...

Author: Larry Zhang (L.) Date: 01/10/2016

Performance Overhead of Nested Virtualization on Windows Server 2016 Technical Preview 4

Nested virtualization is running virtualization inside a virtualized environment. On Windows Server...

Author: Larry Zhang (L.) Date: 12/29/2015

Understand Storage Space Tiering in Windows Server 2012 R2

Background Although Windows Server 2012 R2 has already released for more than 2 years, from time to...

Author: Larry Zhang (L.) Date: 12/02/2015

Performance Consideration for Disaggregated and Hyper-converged Configurations

There are two targeted deployment scenarios for Windows Server 2016 Storage Spaces Direct (S2D)....

Author: Larry Zhang (L.) Date: 11/02/2015

Build an All-Flash Share Nothing High Available Scale-Out Storage for Private Cloud

NVMe drive can provider 10x better performance compare to the traditional SAS/SATA SSD. However...

Author: Larry Zhang (L.) Date: 11/01/2015

Deploy and Manage a Nano Server

Nano Server is a remotely administered server operating system optimized for hosting in private...

Author: Larry Zhang (L.) Date: 05/26/2015

Leverage GRE Tunneling to enable the multi-tenant direct routing on Windows Server Gateway

Windows Server Gateway (WSG) is multi-tenant gateway but the forwarding gateway functionality is not...

Author: Larry Zhang (L.) Date: 04/26/2015

Connect Virtual Networks between Windows Azure Pack and Windows Azure

Both Windows Azure Pack and Windows Azure use IPSec S2S VPN to connect on-premise environment to the...

Author: Larry Zhang (L.) Date: 04/26/2015