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First published on MSDN on Sep 08, 2015
One of the big hot features in Windows Server 2016 which has me really excited is Storage Spaces Direct (S2D).  With S2D you will be able to create a hyper-converged private cloud.  A hyper-converged infrastructure (HCI) consolidates compute and storage into a common set of servers.  Leveraging internal storage which is replicated, you can create a true Software-defined Storage (SDS) solution.



This is available in the Windows Server 2016 Technical Preview today!  I encourage you to go try it out and give us some feedback.  Here's where you can learn more:

Presentation from Ignite 2015:


Storage Spaces Direct in Windows Server 2016 Technical Preview
https://channel9.msdn.com/events/Ignite/2015/BRK3474



Deployment guide:


Enabling Private Cloud Storage Using Servers with Local Disks


https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/mt126109.aspx



Claus Joergensen's blog:


Storage Spaces Direct
http://blogs.technet.com/b/clausjor/archive/2015/05/14/storage-spaces-direct.aspx


Thanks!
Elden Christensen
Principal PM Manager
High-Availability & Storage
Microsoft