Chapter 3. Storage

Storage is a key part of any IT infrastructure. For many organizations, storage is also a major cost center that consumes a large portion of the budget of the IT department. Maximizing the performance and efficiency of storage while helping to reduce costs was a major goal of Windows Server 2012, and the numerous new features and capabilities introduced in that platform now provide enterprises with new ways of squeezing the most out of shrinking IT budgets when it comes to storage.

Windows Server 2012 R2 takes these previous enhancements a step further and enables organizations to reenvision how storage infrastructure can be built and managed. This chapter examines the new storage features in Windows Server 2012 R2, focusing ...

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