We have spent two decades linking all sorts of servers and processes to Active Directory for “ease of use”. Sadly ease of use now can also mean “ease of hacking”. Therefore, we must be much more critical of when integration is genuinely helpful (LDAP for instance), vs.
As your datacenters grow, your need for safe, reliable, fast shared storage grows. While the traditional workhorse Dell EqualLogic SANs are very good, there is an increasing need for faster storage solutions that can fully integrate into a variety of virtual and backup/storage solutions.