Q: What features have been added to Cluster Shared Volumes (CSV) for Windows Server 2012 R2?
A: A number of features have been added to those supported with CSV in Windows Server 2012 R2. Specifically, check out the following features:
- ReFS (remember, this is aimed primarily at archive-type data and not to be used for running virtual machines--VMs)
- Storage Spaces using tiering and write-back cache
- Storage Spaces using parity (including dual-parity)
- Data deduplication
- SQL Server 2014 support on Windows Server 2012 R2 CSV