After the release of a patch for Windows Server 2016 on April 16th, it’s now possible to manage hyper-converged infrastructure using the Windows Admin Center.

Windows Server 2016 includes several features that allow you to create a hyper-converged infrastructure (HCI). Instead of using an expensive storage area network (SAN) for your virtual machines and file server needs, Windows Server Storage Spaces Direct uses locally-attached drives to form highly-available, highly-scalable, software-defined storage. The solution’s hyper-converged architecture makes it easier to deploy and cheaper than traditional SANs or NAS. Plus, some cool features like caching and storage tiers, along with Remote Direct Memory Access (RDMA) networking and NVMe drives, Storage Spaces Direct delivers all the features you’d expect from a high-end SAN, with new levels of efficiency and performance.


I am glad to see Microsoft pushing forward with Hyper V I really like it I find it easier to use than VMWare.