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Is the SAN dying???

Is the SAN dying?

The reason that I ask this question is that MSFT has unleashed technologies this year that point in that direction

  • Always ON Availability Groups shuns shared storage
  • Windows 2012 has Storage Replication Technology that does not require a SAN
  • Windows 2012 has Hyper-V Replica Technology that does not require a SAN
  • PDW v2 continues to reinforce the approach to avoid shared storage

I'm not saying that SAN technology does not have its place or does not have benefits inherent to the beast.  I'm just pointing out that MSFT has made investments in technology that diminish the need for SANs. 


Published Tuesday, December 11, 2012 8:55 PM by RickHeiges

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jchang said:

if there is any market segment that should die, it it the storage vendors, almost all of whom put out expensive crap with horrible performance. Unfortunately, people seem to like buying expensive crap with horrible performance too much to try a Windows SMB built with good Infini-band connections.

December 11, 2012 8:14 PM

ML said:

Same as VMware

December 12, 2012 3:44 AM

RichB said:

If the vendors slash their pricing they may stand a chance... but otherwise looks like the end as far as SQL Server needs go.

December 12, 2012 4:23 AM

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