Chapter 3

Managing Windows Server Storage

One of the primary reasons for using a server is the provisioning of centralized storage. Centralized storage can be used to provide file storage, data storage, and configuration storage for network connected devices. In addition to providing centralized storage for your networked computers, Windows servers must use storage for the operating system, applications, and services that they run.

In this chapter, you will learn about data storage concepts and the specific storage management features and tools available in Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 R2, including:

  • Data Storage Concepts
  • Understanding RAID
  • Identifying Storage Technologies
  • Understanding Disk Types

Data Storage Concepts

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