SQL Server Storage vNext: Welcome to the Future
We are used to the traditional way of connecting our servers to storage via SAN or other common methods. These options do not always scale or easily give us the ability to provide both physical and virtualized deployments the availability, scalability, and reliability that we require. Traditional methods of storage connectivity can be expensive and difficult to implement. With the rise of affordable flash drives, high bandwidth networking, and native support for SMB 3.0 in SQL Server 2012 and later, CSV support in SQL Server 2014, network and alternative storage methods will become the center of our deployments for more than just application traffic and server connectivity. This session will cover how you can take advantage of the speed and reliability of things like a Windows Scale Out File Server, SMB (including SMB Direct), new network protocols, and more to drive down costs, simplify deployments, and standardize your storage connectivity for your SQL Server instances and databases
SQLHA founder, Microsoft MVP, and SQL Server mission critical expert Allan Hirt is a consultant, published author, speaker, and trainer who has been using Microsoft SQL Server in various guises since 1992 since interning at Sybase in college. Based in the Boston, MA area, he travels all over the world to work with and train clients. Allan is currently working on the book Mission Critical SQL Server.