This white paper describes the features and technologies in Windows Storage Server, and how to create secure, extensible, scalable, and highly-available storage solutions, including file services, iSCSI block input/output (I/O), Web services, and print services workloads. This white paper is intended for IT professionals who design, deploy, and operate storage solutions.
Windows Storage Server 2008 R2 is built on the Windows Server 2008 R2 operating system to provide a platform for network-attached storage appliances. It is optimized to deliver a better file serving experience. The Windows Storage Server product family provides advanced storage solutions for small to enterprise level organizations. It includes storage technologies such as file deduplication, and an iSCSI software target for unified file services and block I/O storage.
Windows Storage Server 2008 R2 provides simplified deployment and management of individual appliances and dual-node, highly-available storage clusters. Microsoft partners offer specialized hardware and additional software components to create Windows Storage Server 2008 R2 appliances.
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