SQLBits 2014

SQL Server Storage vNext: Welcome to the Future

The way our data will be stored is changing and it's all about your network. Come find out why CSVs, SMB, Windows Scale Out File Servers, fast networks, and maybe even the cloud are in your 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