Windows Server 2016 Preview: Storage Spaces Direct Overview

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Dan Stolts welcomes back Claus Joergensen to the show as they discuss Storage Spaces Direct - a new feature found in Windows Server 2016. Tune in learn about the ins and outs of this great new technology as well as how your organization can benefit from it.

  • [1:24]  What is Storage Spaces Direct and why is it important in Windows Server 2016?
  • [5:12] What kind of internal disk drives can I use and will this support external storage devices?
  • [7:15] Can you tell us a little bit about the underlying architecture and how this works?
  • [9:19] How do you manage this?
  • [11:29] Is there a reliance on iSCSI (or something similar) to enable this?
  • [15:05] How do you deploy something like this? Let's talk about Private Cloud Hyper-Converged and Private Cloud Storage.
  • [18:40] What does the process look like for when I want to expand a cluster?
  • [21:20] If someone has existing storage or an external storage source vs. an internal disk (say a fibre channel system) --- is it still possible to still use this?
  • [23:55] What are some typical real-world use case scenarios for this and can people benefit by using it immediately?

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