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Building High Availability Windows Server™ 2003 Solutions by Marcin Policht, Jeffrey R. Shapiro

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Chapter 8. High-Performance File-Server Solutions

Introduction

The file servers war is over and Microsoft has won. With the advent of the distributed files system (DFS), Windows Storage Server, disk qoutas, encryption, and so on, Microsoft has surged ahead of the field in functionality, distribution, and performance. With clustering and the DFS, Microsoft’s file server solution is far and away the leading industrial strength file server solution you can buy today.

Over the years the Windows file server system has accumulated many interesting and useful features. Much has been written about them; so, we do not delve into the subject of the file server and what makes it tick. This chapter does cover not only clustering and data replication, but architecting ...

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