As we are seeing more and more Windows 2012 based Clouds and services.. I wanted to alert you to the following technology which is becoming more and more available in backend storage systems (and Windows 2012): ODX
If you are implementing Hyper-V, File services or any other Windows Server 2012 with a backend SAN (iscsi, fiber, smb3.0) check out:
ODX.. what is it:
Does my Windows Server 2012 host (hyper-v/fileserver/etc) support it? Is it enabled? Can I disable for test?
What does it need?
The MS document
NOTE: Always check with storage vendor for ODX compatibility.. the storage array might require a firmware update..