Is the SAN dying?
The reason that I ask this question is that MSFT has unleashed technologies this year that point in that direction
- Always ON Availability Groups shuns shared storage
- Windows 2012 has Storage Replication Technology that does not require a SAN
- Windows 2012 has Hyper-V Replica Technology that does not require a SAN
- PDW v2 continues to reinforce the approach to avoid shared storage
I'm not saying that SAN technology does not have its place or does not have benefits inherent to the beast. I'm just pointing out that MSFT has made investments in technology that diminish the need for SANs.