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Starting with Windows Server 2012, Microsoft offered a complete storage stack from the hardware up, leveraging commodity JBODs surfaced as Virtual Disks via Storage Spaces, hosted by Scale-Out File Server nodes and servicing client requests via SMB3. Now, with major features added in Windows Server 2012 R2 (e.g. Storage Tiering and SMB Redirection), the story gets even better! And as a critical piece in the Modern Datacenter (i.e. a Software-Defined Datacenter), SDS plays a crucial role in improving utilization and increasing cost efficiency, scalability, and elasticity. This session empowers you to architect, implement, and monitor this key capability in your customer environments. Come learn how to design, deploy, configure and automate a storage solution based completely on Windows technologies, as well as how to troubleshoot and manage via the in-box stack. Live demos and real-world customer examples galore!
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