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Inside Windows Storage: Server Storage Technologies for Windows® 2000, Windows® Server 2003, and Beyond by Dilip C. Naik

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7.4. Microsoft Storage Virtualization Vision

With Windows Server 2003 and the storage-related features that will ship beyond Windows Server 2003, Microsoft is clearly working diligently toward a vision of steadily enhancing the Windows NT platform with more storage-related features. Virtualization at the volume level (FtDisk and Logical Disk Manager) and file system level (Hierarchical Storage Management and distributed file system) has been available on the Windows NT platform for quite some time now. Microsoft is working toward building better infrastructure into the Windows NT platform for storage management. Among other things, this infrastructure will allow an administrator to easily accomplish routine tasks in a highly automated manner. ...

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