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Getting Started with Nano Server by Charbel Nemnom

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Nano Server as a storage cluster

As mentioned at the beginning of this chapter, Nano Server can also be used as a storage system. In Windows Server 2016, Microsoft added a new type of storage called S2D. S2D enables the building of highly available storage systems with local attached disks, and without the need for any external SAS fabric (that is, shared JBODs or enclosures).This is a significant step forward for Microsoft in Windows Server 2016 SDS which reduces hardware and operation costs.

In Windows Server 2016, S2D delivers us two deployment models: private cloud hyper-converged, where S2D and the hypervisor (Hyper-V) run on the same set of hardware, or private cloud storage, where Storage Spaces Direct is disaggregated called converged ...

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