nb - Windows Server already has dedupe. Just not as part of storage spaces...
Microsoft's revealed that Storage Spaces Direct will return in the next semi-annual version of Windows Server. Storage Spaces is Microsoft's software-defined and/or hyperconverged storage tool and mysteriously disappeared from Windows Server 1709. Microsoft's since teased further “hyper-converged innovation” in “another …
Thursday 16th November 2017 09:04 GMT AMBxx
Thursday 16th November 2017 13:05 GMT johnnyblaze
Windows Server 2016 is not proving that popular with Enterprises so far. Very slow, almost glacial uptake. Can't see this version making much difference, and we all really asked for 'server as a service' didn't we? Not. I'd much rather run disk pools in hardware on decent RAID controllers than this lame software BS. Must be the fact Server 2016 is the bastard uncle of Windows 10, and sysadmins are real worried about it sending info back to MS. I know I am.
Thursday 16th November 2017 17:56 GMT Anonymous Coward
"Windows Server 2016 is not proving that popular with Enterprises so far."
I work across many and I haven't come across any that are not already or are planning to use it imminently for new deployments so I would say it's gone down well. Server 2012 is already a great and stable product though so why would they rush to migrate?
Friday 17th November 2017 09:56 GMT AMBxx
I'm not sure Microsoft will be too concerned. Given what a pain it is to upgrade the OS on SQL Server or Exchange (hint: don't), they'd much rather you be paying monthly fees for Azure.
Personally, I'll be glad when I no longer need to RDP to Windows Server 2012. There's no start button and hovering in a corner of the screen isn't so easy with RDP.
Thursday 16th November 2017 18:00 GMT Anonymous Coward