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Mastering Windows Server 2012 R2 by Stefan Roth, Michael Rice, Robert Panek, John McCabe, Robert Butler, Christian Booth, Kevin Greene, Mark Minasi

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Chapter 11

Shared Storage and Clustering Introduction

Shared storage and clustering in Windows Server 2012 R2 deliver arguably the most significant functionality that any large enterprise or datacenter infrastructure design requires. Ensuring that resources such as applications, services, files, and folders are delivered in a highly available, centralized, and scalable offering should be paramount to every IT administrator and consultant. Utilizing shared storage and clustering gives organizations the ability to scale out storage on demand, create centralized locations for resources, and make them highly available (HA) to the business.

The concepts of shared storage and clustering aren’t new or exclusive to Windows Server 2012 R2, but gaining ...

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