New File Server Features in Windows Server 2012
Want to learn more about the new file server features in Windows Server 2012? Check out this blog post by James van den Berg: https://mountainss.wordpress.com/2013/05/01/high-performance-highly-available-file-share-storage-for-server-applications-smb-ws2012-hyperv/. It provides a good overview of the new file features that help you store server application data on file shares and obtaining a similar level of reliability, availability, manageability, and high performance that you would expect from a storage area network (SAN). Features covered include transparent failover, networking improvements for greater bandwidth and resiliency, support for network adapters with RDMA capability, specific performance optimizations, and support for Windows PowerShell commands.