back to article Was April 10th 'Add storage features to enterprise OSes day'?

May 5th is World Naked Gardening Day* and Wednesday April 10th might just have been “Add better storage features to enterprises OSes day” because Microsoft and Red Hat both did just that. Microsoft teased the storage stuff coming in Windows 2019, with the headline act being a new “Storage Migration Service (SMS)”. Microsoft …

  1. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Here in the frozen north is often very uncomfortable to be naked outdoors on May 1st. That does not, however, make it not worthwhile ;)

    1. Korev Silver badge

      I'd expect you'd make to make a Mayday call if you did this

  2. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Shadow migration

    Is Microsoft's Storage Migration Service the same as Oracle's ZFS Shadow Migration ?

  3. TRT Silver badge

    "Migrates that data, security, and network settings to a new, modern target by using the SMB protocol."?

    That's the bit I'm having trouble with. Surely a migration is the time to review that kind of thing, refine or adjust them, test the new settings in place on the new server whilst it is still clean... And SMB??!! On an Enterprise system? As part of something other than a user service? Surely the back orrifice stuff is done using something more... hm... specialised? More secure?

  4. Smoking Man

    I'm getting old.

    How do I know?

    When reading something like " “virtual data optimizer” that applies “de-duplication and compression of data before it lands on a disk.”", I keep thinking "Dear OS, just place my data quick and safely on disk. Otherwise just leave your fingers off. I'm not interested by any means in a new and shiny layer you want to place here and there."

    'nuff systemd'ed.

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