Over 1 Million IOPs from a Single Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V VM; Automated Self-Service IT Asset Management with SCSM, Orchestrator, and Provance; Dogfooding in Microsoft Exchange Explained

In the "Automated Self-Service IT Asset Management with SCSM, Orchestrator, and Provance" videos, Roman Stadlmair, a consultant from rconsult in Austria, showing of a solution that he built for self-service automated IT asset management using SCSM, Orchestrator, and the Provance IT Asset Management MP.TechEd Europe 2012 in Amsterdam. "Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V delivering over 1 […]

Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V delivering over 1 million IOPs from a single virtual machine

In the "Automated Self-Service IT Asset Management with SCSM, Orchestrator, and Provance" videos, Roman Stadlmair, a consultant from rconsult in Austria, showing of a solution that he built for self-service automated IT asset management using SCSM, Orchestrator, and the Provance IT Asset Management MP.

TechEd Europe 2012 in Amsterdam. "Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V delivering over 1 million IOPs from a single virtual machine."

What is Dogfood? "It's a slang term, that Microsoft use for using own software, including alpha and beta varieties internally at Microsoft prior to shipping the products, in order to validate scenarios at scale, in a real world environment with real users who need to be productive. This is an important part of our ship cycle since it not only allows us to work out production-level bugs or issues but also validate deployment guidance, documentation, support paths and align scenarios with other partner products such as Windows, Office, SharePoint and Lync," Microsoft explains.

In the Exchange world, this means that "we deploy extremely early version of Exchange in production starting with a few mailboxes, hundreds of mailboxes, then working with MSIT to move thousands of mailboxes - and eventually deploying to the entire company," the Exchange team continues.

"This also means we actually dogfood Exchange Online as well and therefore we maintain an ongoing hybrid Exchange deployment at Microsoft," adds Exchange team.

Check out this IT Showcase Whitepaper Microsoft IT Plans for Hybrid Deployment of Microsoft Office 365 Messaging which covers how Microsoft deployed hybrid early on, what important lessons they learned, and how this helps Microsoft IT beyond usual dogfooding validation goals.

Also, check out this ESE Access to Exchange video to get a taste of our Dogfooding sense of adventure: