Dave Guenthner, a Premier Field Engineer working in the United States, discusses an exciting new feature in Windows Server 2012, Continuous Availability File Server. He shows how the combination of the transparent failover in Windows 2012 for these file share resources, combined with new client features in Windows 8, allows large file transfers to continue with just a slight dip, in the event of a failover. That’s a brilliant feature (think of the horrible disruption in the file transfer which you would have had with previous versions of the OS.)

This feature was also designed to support other workloads such as SQL Server 2012 (which now fully support database file storage on clustered file shares.) Read more about this feature here!


Posted by Arvind Shyamsundar, MSPFE Editor.