Aidan Finn writes about Microsoft virtualization for the Petri IT Knowledgebase. He is a Microsoft Valuable Professional with the Virtual Machine (Hyper-V) expertise. Aidan has been working in IT infrastructure since 1996, and is the Technical Sales Lead for MicroWarehouse Ltd., a Microsoft value added distributor in Ireland. He runs the aidanfinn.com blog and has written or co-written books such as Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V Installation And Configuration Guide, Microsoft Private Cloud Computing, and Mastering Hyper-V Deployment.
Aidan's Recent Posts
Aidan Finn takes a look at Proximal Data AutoCache, a product that boosts read performance of virtualization storage for Hyper-V and vSphere.
Considering the purchase of blade servers for your IT department? Aidan Finn argues that blade servers are the wrong choice for today’s data center.
Our two-part series on SMB 3.0 and SMB Multichannel concludes with a discussion of smart SMB design, SMB Multichannel constraints, and SMB bandwidth limits.
In part one of this article series, Aidan Finn shows how to design and manage SMB Multichannel in SMB 3.0, which is a data protocol that is available in Windows Server 2012 R2.
Aidan Finn shows a step-by-step process for creating a VNet-to-VNet VPN to connect two virtual networks in the same or different Microsoft Azure regions or subscriptions.
Learn the basics of Microsoft Azure’s VNet-to-VNet Virtual Private Network (VPN) functionality in this handy primer by Aidan Finn.
Make your IT administration easier with Microsoft’s Windows Server 2012′s ability to pause and drain clusters.
Aidan Finn explains how Windows Server 2012 R2 makes it easier to export virtual machines with the ‘live exporting’ functionality.
Aidan Finn explains several different reasons for why you might want to pin a file in Microsoft’s Storage Spaces.
The Microsoft Azure cost estimator tool can help you determine what resources to move to the cloud, but Aidan Finn points out some glitches that need fixing.