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An Absolute Beginners guide to Storage Spaces Direct | MVPDays2017RoadShow

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In this workshop, you'll learn everything you need to know about Microsoft Hyper Converged Storage Solution called Storage Spaces Direct (S2D). This session will cover all of the key concepts required to build your own Storage Spaces Direct environment. You'll see a live environment built out and configured in both Windows Server 2016 GUI and Nano Server. Storage Spaces Direct (S2D) is the new storage foundation in your data center and this session is one that you will surely enjoy. You will learn: About Windows Server 2016 About Storage Spaces Direct (S2D) About Windows Server 2016 Networking


Speakers: Dave Kawula - MVP, Cristal Kawula - Future MVP, Clint Wyckoff - MVP

Dave is a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) with over 20 years of experience in the IT industry. His background includes data communications networks within multi-server environments, and he has led architecture teams for virtualization, System Center, Exchange, Active Directory, and Internet gateways. Very active within the Microsoft technical and consulting teams, Dave has provided deep-dive technical knowledge and subject matter expertise on various System Center and operating system topics. Dave is well-known in the community as an evangelist for Microsoft, 1E, and Veeam technologies. Locating Dave is easy as he speaks at several conferences and sessions each year, including TechEd, Ignite, MVPDays Community Roadshow, and VeeamOn. As the founder and Managing Principal Consultant at TriCon Elite Consulting, Dave is a leading technology expert for both local customers and large international enterprises, providing optimal guidance and methodologies to achieve and maintain an efficient infrastructure. BLOG: Twitter: @DaveKawula


Cristal Kawula is the co-founder of MVPDays Community Roadshow and #MVPHour live Twitter Chat. She was also a member of the S2D Technical Advisory board and is the President of TriCon Elite Consulting. Cristal is also only the 2nd woman in the world to receive the prestigious Veeam Vanguard award.


Speaker - Clint Wykcoff - MVP


Clint Wyckoff is an Evangelist at Veeam with a focus on all things Microsoft. He is an avid technologist and virtualization fanatic with more than a decade of enterprise data center architecture experience. Clint is an energetic and engaging speaker and places a large emphasis on solving the real-world challenges IT professionals face. Additionally, he is a 2x Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) for Cloud and Datacenter Management as well as a VMware vExpert for 2015 & 2016. Clint is also a Veeam Certified Engineer (VCME) and Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP). You can follow Clint on Twitter @ClintWyckoff.

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