Regardless of whether you’re building on a private infrastructure, in a hybrid environment, or deploying to a public cloud, there are optimizations you can make in storage and availability that will improve the manageability and performance of your application and environment. Join this session to hear more about the end-to-end scale, performance, and availability improvements coming with Windows Server. We dive into deploying and managing storage using SMB shares, show the improved experience in everyday storage management such as deploying patches to the cloud, and share how to leverage faster live migration when responding to new load demands. Starting with Windows Server 2012, Microsoft offered a complete storage stack from the hardware up, leveraging commodity JBODs surfaced as Virtual Disks via Storage Spaces, hosted by Scale-Out File Server nodes and servicing client requests via SMB 3.0. Now, with major features added in Windows Server 2012 R2 (e.g., Storage Tiering and SMB Redirection), the story gets even better! As a critical piece in the Modern Datacenter (i.e., a Software-Defined Datacenter), SDS plays a crucial role in improving utilization and increasing cost efficiency, scalability, and elasticity. This session empowers you to architect, implement, and monitor this key capability. Come learn how to design, deploy, configure, and automate a storage solution based completely on Windows technologies, as well as how to troubleshoot and manage via the in-box stack and Microsoft System Center. Live demos galore!
Come make a difference and learn some new tech. AllReady is an open source project built on ASP.NET Core and running on Azure. It is made available to charitable organizations to help organize disaster preparedness work enabling administrators to set goals, create campaigns, mobilize volunteers based on skill sets and provide real-time feedback of progress to the organization.
With AllReady, we have an active and growing contributor base that has made nearly 1500 commits across 750 issues and pull requests in the last year. It's a friendly, helpful community that is committed to getting good code into a product that lives. Hosted and planned openly in GitHub, the project is powered by the open source community and used in production by national-level organizations.
In this session we'll talk about the opportunity to "code for the greater good", cover the most interesting technical aspects of the project and help define ways that you can get connected to make your first pull request.