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

http://www.microsoft.com/presspass/press/2002/Oct02/10-29msemcsqlsanPR.asp .