Head of emerging technologies at Brightsolid, responsible for looking at technology that is coming over the next 1-2 years.
Claus Joergensen is product manager for Storage spaces direct, has lots of articles on S2D.
If don’t want to use S2D, Nimble Storage also supports SOFS.
More overhead to run HyperV containers but support multiple tenants.
Can do a rolling upgrade and run in parallel for a certain time, but not tested for longer than 6 months by Microsoft.
Moving to core based, but can turn off cores in BIOS and they won’t count in license requirements (Kenny has written confirmation from Microsoft).
Could buy 10 core servers now and enable when / if Microsoft change the minimum in the future.