Scalable NAS and SAN Storage Systems Using Melio Cluster File System With Microsoft Windows Storage Server 2003 R2
Microsoft Windows Storage Server 2003 R2 has evolved into a very flexible solution for both file serving and block storage applications. It combines the familiarity of the Windows operating system, file serving using CIFS or NFS, and now iSCSI storage for applications requiring block storage access. A Windows-based Storage server can utilize its internal disk drives, or connect to an external storage array, which provides more flexibility for expansion and allows file services to be integrated into an existing SAN. I/O performance is determined by the disk drive configuration and the server hardware, typically an industry standard Intel- or AMD-based server.