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Designing Storage for Exchange 2007 SP1 by Juergen Hasslauer, Pierre Bijaoui

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Chapter 1. Introduction to Exchange 2007 Storage

In this chapter, we review aspects of storage design for Exchange 2007 that you should be aware of. This “launch pad” provides background information on the purpose of this book.

Where to Start?

Deploying Exchange 2007 will require you to make decisions about the type of storage you will need to provide to one of the most critical business application on the market. Microsoft Exchange is a dominant mail and messaging platform, often used also as a corporate address book and time management application.

If you think about it, email is about sending and receiving data; for users, it's having a repository of relatively unstructured data and querying that repository similar to a database. Storage ...

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