Saturday 2 January 2016

Microsoft MVP Renewed and what’s on for 2016.

Happy New Year everyone!

I have received a confirmation that I am a Microsoft MVP for yet another year!

With the restructuring of the MVP program my Cluster, now High Availability, focus has been melded in to the Cloud and Datacenter Management umbrella category.

What this means for the MVP program is, at this time, beyond me.

For us here at MPECS Inc. we're in the process of working on a number of exciting things.

A 4 node Storage Spaces Direct cluster in TP4+
  1. Scale-Out File Server and Hyper-V Clusters
    • We're testing in TP4
    • We're testing 12Gbps SAS HBAs and JBODs with some solution sets already in production
  2. Hyper-V Cluster with Clustered Storage Spaces
    • 2 Nodes and 1 JBOD
    • We have 12Gbps HBAs and JBODs tested and passed in this configuration
  3. Mellanox InfiniBand and Ethernet fabric
    • We're working with a set of Mellanox demo Ethernet switches and NICs to test our setups with RDMA via RoCE
This is going to be a busy year for us on both the SBS (Small Business Solution), Cluster, and the Cloud front via a new business venture we started mid-2015.

We hope the New Year brings many blessings for our families and our businesses!

Thanks for reading everyone! :)

Philip Elder
Microsoft High Availability MVP
Co-Author: SBS 2008 Blueprint Book

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