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I'm excited about the changes coming to Hyper-V. It's about time that Microsoft integrated Hyper-V into the Windows environment. Now if it only came with some kind of service for sharing storage to use Windows as the basis for a SAN, it would be easier and less expensive than having to rely on EMC and other enterprise vendors.
No, the killer feature in Windows Server 8 is data deduplication.
This is a technology that has filtered down from high-end, enterprise-grade storage and backup systems, and has the potential to save the most money for data center engineers who are managing large SANs. So you might get your Windows-based SAN solution after all.