TechNet Radio: To Scale Out or Not to Scale Out...That is the Question

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Dan Stolts welcomes back Jose Barreto to the show and this time brings along Sr. Program Manager Ned Pyle from the Windows File Server team as they take a “Shakespearian” look at whether or not you should Scale Out your File Servers. Tune in as they give us a quick overview of how these technologies work as well as dive deeper into scenarios that will work for your end users and organization.  

  • [2:20] Let’s start with a quick overview and how these technologies are installed 
  • [4:30] Let's take a closer look at Scale-Out File Server.  Can you share a bit about Simultaneous active shares and available bandwidth?
  • [10:26] How about management?  As we add more capabilities to Windows Server does managing these resources get more challenging?
  • [12:53]  What does this technology mean to the end user, the information worker holding a laptop?  Their data needs are much different as they are constantly opening changing, closing, deleting and copying files.  What does it mean to them?
  • [18:05]  How about performance?
  • [23:06]  If scale out is not a good option --- what is a good alternative and how do you configure the environment for an Information Worker?

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