Aidan Finn

Aidan Finn | Bio

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 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.

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Should Azure Stack Be On Limited Hardware?

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Microsoft announced that Azure Stack (MAS) would be released in mid-2017 via a set of hardware partners on highly tested and certified systems, naming HPE, Dell, and Lenovo. This means that Microsoft’s new private cloud solution will only be available via a few partners, on very specific hardware sets. Is this a good or a […]


The Nano Server Debate – Yes or No?

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It is clear from Microsoft’s publicity about Windows Server 2016 that the corporation believes that the default choice for installing a new server is Nano Server. Do you agree with that view? In this opinion post, I discuss the merits of both sides of the argument, share my take on the matter, and ask what you think.