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Microsoft Exchange 2013 Cookbook by Peter De Tender, Michael Van Horenbeeck

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Designing storage for Exchange

We already talked about storage environments and how they relate to the new Exchange Server 2013 architecture possibilities.

Due to the optimized and redesigned mailbox store architecture, the Input/Output Operations per Second (IOPS) required for running your Exchange environment decreased dramatically, which lead to possible redesign of your storage infrastructure, or at least consideration of it.

Getting ready

To complete the following steps outlined, make sure to review and understand storage-related terminology. Also, now would be a good time to check whether virtualization is a requirement or an option. Many companies already have some sort of storage solution they want to re-use, but that doesn't necessarily ...

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