Designing systems for continuous availability and scalability
Windows Server 8 includes fundamental enhancements to the core platform to enable deployment of continuously available services with great performance. To fully enable these new capabilities, new hardware platform features are required in networking, storage and the memory system. This session will outline new investments in networking around NIC teaming and file server support for Remote Direct Memory Access (RDMA) and multi-channel; new fault resiliency in the file system and storage stack; and new capabilities for memory fault tolerance. We will also walk through common failure conditions, the architectural improvements within Windows Server 8 and the new hardware that enables these features.