iSCSI or SMB Direct, Which one is better?

Since Windows Server 2012, we support placing Hyper-V VM and SQL Server's database in a file share (SMB Share). That provides a cost effective storage solution. Meanwhile, Windows Server also has built-in iSCSI Target and initiator. Then the question come up. Which one is better, iSCSI or SMB? Like consultant's standard answer, "It depends…" In the following circumstances, you may want…

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Performance Consideration for Disaggregated and Hyper-converged Configurations

There are two targeted deployment scenarios for Windows Server 2016 Storage Spaces Direct (S2D). Both cases provide storage for Hyper-V, specifically focusing on Hyper-V IaaS (Infrastructure as a Service) for Service Providers and Enterprises. The disaggregated deployment scenario separate has the Hyper-V servers (compute node) in a separate cluster from the S2D servers (storage node)….

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