Build the cheapest, fastest, easiest to manage, scalable, full-featured SAN in the world using Windows Server 2012 R2
Windows Server 2012 R2 is a cloud-first operating system, built from the challenging demands of Windows Azure. By combining Clustering, SMBv3, RDMA, Storage Spaces, Data De-duplication, Thin Provisioning, LUN Resizing, Offloaded Data Transfer (ODX), Storage Tiering, Caching, Snapshot backups and more you are able to build a SAN which will outpace your existing SAN in every way, for a fraction of the cost. And you don't need to be a storage expert to manage it.
Objective: You'll be able to have an understanding of the improvements in Windows Server storage which will enable you to start building a highly scalable SAN.