Microsoft and partner EMC announced this week that they've developed a 45TB storage area network (SAN)--the largest SQL Server SAN built to date, according to the companies. The joint engineering project, tested with a 10TB simulated human genomics database, showcases SQL Server's capacity for handling large-scale, automated, networked storage environments. All new development and testing programs at the SQL Server labs now take place on the EMC networked storage platform. For more information about the project, see .