Although the DB engine of Exchange Server 2010 has been optimized for direct attached SATA disks. it also performs well with other storage types, such as iSCSI. If you’re using or evaluating these kind of storages, you’ll be glad to know that Windows Storage Server 2008 R2 and Microsoft iSCSI Software Target 3.3 have been released to manufacturing, meaning pretty soon there will be pretty cool storage devices available from the OEMs.
The following picture, taken from the Windows Storage Server Blog, depicts the features of the 3 editions available:
- Exchange 2010: Understanding Storage Configuration
- Windows Storage Server 2008 R2 and the Microsoft iSCSI Software Target 3.3 are available on MSDN/TechNet – here’s how to install them
- PowerShell cmdlets for the Microsoft iSCSI Target 3.3 (included in Windows Storage Server 2008 R2)
- Windows Storage Server 2008 R2 is now available!