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Hi, it is Bruce here. Tonight I spent hours getting my new test box up and running. It’s running with 2012, Hyper V and now has 12 VM running on it. Now it is time to take a break and look into Store Spaces.
It took me a little while to understand where Microsoft was going with this. Then I saw the light! This technology allows us to use industry standard commodity storage to provide resiliency, scalable, continuously available storage at lower price-points. Below are some resources to help you study up on the topic.
Storage Spaces Overview
Storage Spaces in Windows Server 2012 and Windows 8 enables cost-effective, optimally used, highly available, scalable, and flexible storage solutions for business-critical (virtual or physical) deployments. Windows Server 2012 and Windows 8 deliver sophisticated storage virtualization capabilities, which empower customers to use industry-standard storage for single computer and scalable multinode deployments. It is appropriate for a wide range of customers, from consumers using Windows 8 for personal storage, to enterprise and cloud hosting companies using Windows Server 2012 for highly available storage that can cost-effectively grow with demand.
WS2012 File System Enhancements: ReFS and Storage SpacesWS2012 File System Enhancements: ReFS and Storage Spaces
Storage Spaces Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Understand and Troubleshoot Storage Spaces in Windows Server "8" Beta
Deploy and Manage Storage Spaces with PowerShell