Telekom Slovenije customers demand always-available telecommunications services. To ensure that its storage solutions reliably and efficiently serve data to its critical telecom systems, Telekom Slovenije had to balance performance with price - until now. Today, the company uses a less-expensive alternative to its existing SAN storage solution that performs equally well. The latest storage technologies in Windows Server 2012 R2 offer a server message block-based storage solution that uses the file and storage services server role running in a failover cluster. Telekom Slovenije could repurpose file servers acquired from a merger to build this cost-effective alternative solution.