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Testing File Server Performance

Measuring file server performance can be a little tricky.  In this post, we are going to look at each of the components that affect the speed clients can read/write to a file server.  After gathering baseline stats, we'll look at 2 different ways to test the performance of a file server: using the Windows Explorer file copy UI and using the diskspd command line tool.  We'll find that the speed shown in the Windows Explorer file copy interface isn't a reliable measurement of the disk throughput on the backend.

Mitchell Grande by Mitchell Grande

Why your peers are adopting cloud storage solutions

While I was at Microsoft in the early Cloud adoption days, there was a lot of celebration surrounding a shift to the Azure. Here we are - eight years after I first started working in Cloud services and going on three years removed from Microsoft - many customers are still adopting basic elements, such as storage, while others are creating new business models leveraging Cloud technologies.
 

Chad Alexander by Chad Alexander