I am about to build out a new SQL Server and I was planning to make extensive use of file groups. I expect heavy growth, and heavy read/write to 5 different databases on this server. I was planning on creating 2 additional file groups (one for user data and one for indexes) on each database for a total of 3 file groups per database. I was planning on splitting up the file groups among different drives/spindles. This server is a virtual server (VMWare) on an EMC SAN. I am new to SAN architecture and am I not the SAN administrator. I read a brief blurb on file groups and SANs in the book "Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Unleashed" that file groups were likely irrelevant when using SANs. Unfortunately, there wasn't much more detail than that, and I haven't found much else out there on the topic.
Is there a point to using file groups when using a SAN for storage?
If not, then why not? If so, then why?
What questions might I ask my SAN Admin on this topic?