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by Ahmed El-Shimi and Rajeev Nagar
The platform file system and storage stack has evolved significantly to enable exciting new scenarios including offloaded data transfers, optimal storage efficiency and utilization, service uptime despite failures, resilient scalable virtualized storage using commodity hardware and high-performance data access in clustered virtual machine deployments. Come and learn how to develop and deliver next-generation solutions based on this modern storage stack.
by Elden Christensen
This session discusses integrating with and designing continuously available Windows Server failover cluster solutions. It covers improvements in cluster shared volumes, including the new architecture and model for backup requestors, as well as other new features and their integration points. This session also covers the breadth of storage options that will be available in Windows Server 8 for building continuously available solutions. Lastly, this session will describe how to use the new patch orchestration feature to enable simplified management of clustered solutions.
by Claus Joergensen and Jim Pinkerton
The file server role of Windows Server 8 has been redesigned to enable scalable, highly available, and fault tolerant storage for server app workloads, such as Hyper-V and SQL Server, on remote file shares. This session will discuss the new active-active file server with improved scalability and simplified management; describe the transparent failover feature which makes file shares continuously available for server apps, and details on the extensions to Volume Shadow Copy Service (VSS) for backup and recovery of app data stored on file shares. The talk will also review sample entry-level and high-end system configurations and their potential performance capabilities.
by Wade Wegner
Modern apps don't just store data on local disks. Your users expect to have 24/7 access to their files and settings wherever they go. This session will show you how you can use Windows Azure Storage and SQL Azure to store your data to give your users the experience they expect. We will have an in depth look into how to handle scale so that your app gives your users the data they want when they want it. We will also look at the security solutions available on Windows Azure to ensure your user's data remains protected. You will leave this session with an understanding of when and how to use each of the various storage solutions in the Windows Azure platform to enhance your modern Windows app.
by Cristian Teodorescu and Gene Chellis
This session builds on earlier presentations about the evolution of platform storage technologies and designing multi-node systems for continuous availability. These platform advances allow Microsoft partners to use industry-standard hardware to build Continuously Available Windows Server solutions at different price bands. This session will discuss considerations, options and opportunities for using the Windows Server Continuous Availability platform to build continuously-available network-attached storage (NAS) appliances, including workloads and deployment options, and new Windows Server 8 capabilities for file server and NAS appliances. The talk will also describe the branding and customization opportunities for OEMs, including description and examples of customized extensions of the initial out-of-the-box customer experience for server appliances.
by Steve Gordon
More and more users are becoming familiar with the concept of "the Cloud." More than ever, users are storing their data in the Cloud. SkyDrive is one of the world's leading cloud storage and document collaboration services. Learn how you can easily allow your users to read and write documents, photos, and other files from/to their SkyDrive via simple REST APIs.
13th–16th September 2011