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Exam Ref 70-745 Implementing a Software-Defined DataCenter by Joel Stidley, Jeff Graves

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Chapter 3. Implement Software-Defined Storage

Traditionally, storage administrators managed storage arrays and networks in silos. Virtualization administrators had little insight into the configuration and monitoring of the storage devices. Previous versions of System Center allowed for provisioning and management of storage pools and LUNs giving virtualization administrators the ability to self-service many day-to-day tasks.

Software-Defined Storage takes this concept a step further by creating highly resilient virtual storage arrays out of local storage attached to Hyper-V hosts or file servers using Storage Spaces. This gives cloud administrators the ability to fully provision and manage storage from bare metal hardware without having to rely ...

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