An Introduction to Storage Management in Windows Server 2012

Introducing the Windows Storage Management API (SMAPI) Windows® Server 2012 delivers capabilities to enable significantly improved storage management. By doing so, Windows customers will enjoy the benefits of decreased management complexity and associated costs. Improved storage management related capabilities include: The Windows Storage Management API (SMAPI) which provides PowerShell Cmdlets via the Storage module for…


An Introduction to SMI-S

Jeff Goldner has posted an introduction to the Storage Management Initiative Specification (SMI-S) for storage management that covers the following topics.  This post is available here:   http://blogs.technet.com/b/filecab/archive/2012/06/25/introduction-to-smi-s.aspx   And covers the following topics:   Introduction to SMI-S Providers Classes Associations What Microsoft is doing with SMI-S What it means for hardware vendors Next up…


Managing Storage Spaces using PowerShell Whitepaper is now available

Our newest whitepaper, which details how to deploy and manage Storage Spaces in the Windows Server 2012 Release Candidate is now available at the link below:   http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=30125 Here is a list of the sections in this whitepaper: Introduction: Managing Storage Spaces using PowerShell Background on Storage Spaces and the Storage Management API Deploy and…