Andrea Mauro of vInfrastructure Blog comments:
Microsoft is an historical name in the IT world, both in the consumer and the professional area. Actually it’s already a player in the storage world: just consider the Windows Storage Server edition included in some storage appliances (for example the Dell PowerVault NX family). But Windows Storage Server is little more than an “embedded” version of Windows Server and basically is just a dedicated Windows Server (with a better license cost than the full edition).
Microsoft has already developed a lot of great storage technology. And SMB is universally supported. Read Andrea’s article to see his thoughts on Microsoft taking the next step.
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