Microsoft Windows Server 2012

Jul 31, 2013
Microsoft Windows Server 2012
File: ESG-Lab-Review-Microsoft-Storage-Spaces-Performance-and-Cost-Analysis-July-2013.pdf
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Storage Performance and Cost Analysis

This ESG Lab review documents the results of independent, hands-on testing of Microsoft Windows Server 2012 with a primary focus on the performance readiness and cost-effectiveness of the new and improved storage options. ESG Lab compared Microsoft’s Storage Spaces over the server message block (SMB) 3.0 protocol with two common storage solution configurations (FC and iSCSI) to confirm similar performance of a tier-1 virtualized Microsoft SQL Server 2012 application workload. ESG Lab also compared these storage scenarios from an initial cost of acquisition standpoint to confirm the potential savings offered by Microsoft’s storage solutions.