Windows Server® is the leading server operating system that powers many of the worlds' largest datacenters, enables small businesses around the world, and delivers value to organizations of all sizes in between. Building on this legacy, Windows Server "8" delivers hundreds of new features and enhancements for transforming virtualization and cloud computing to help you reduce IT costs and deliver more business value. Within Windows Server "8" you will find exciting innovations in areas of virtualization, networking, storage, user experience, and a transition to Windows PowerShell® to take scripting to a whole new level.
See what's great about "8".
This is quite possibly the most significant release of Windows Server ever. As Jonathan Hassell in a Computerworld article remarks, Windows Server "8" "takes your breath away."
Learn for yourself by downloading the beta today to check out all of the things that Windows Server "8" can do for you.
Cloud computing can present many opportunities for helping you solve your organization's fundamental business and IT challenges.
Through Windows Server "8" Beta we've brought our cloud experience to you—from building and operating public clouds to delivering the most dynamic, available, and cost-effective server platform for the private cloud. It provides solutions to help you cloud optimize your IT so you can fully meet your organization's unique needs.
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Offers a dynamic, multitenant infrastructure to help you scale and secure workloads to build a private cloud...
Offers a dynamic, multitenant infrastructure to help you scale and secure workloads to build a private cloud. Windows Server "8" can help you provide:
Complete Virtualization Platform
A fully isolated, multitenant environment
features tools that can help guarantee service-level agreements, enable chargebacks through usage-based billing, and support self-service delivery.
Increased Scalability and Performance
A high-density, highly scalable environment can be modified to perform at the optimum level based on your needs.
Connectivity to Cloud Services
A common identity and management framework enables highly secure and reliable cross-premises connectivity.
Delivers a highly available and easy-to-manage multiserver platform...
Delivers a highly available and easy-to-manage multiserver platform. Windows Server "8" can help you provide:
New and improved features offer cost-effective, high IT service uptime. They are
designed to endure failures without disrupting services to users.
The automation of an even broader set of management tasks and the simplified deployment and virtualization of major workloads offer a path to full lights-out automation.
The leveraging of commodity storage, networking, and server infrastructure and increased power efficiency offer superior acquisition and operating economics.
Offers a broad, scalable, and elastic server platform that gives you the flexibility to build and deploy applications and websites on-premises, in the cloud, or across both...
Offers a broad, scalable, and elastic server platform that gives you the flexibility to build and deploy applications and websites on-premises, in the cloud, or across both. Windows Server "8" can help you deliver:
Flexibility to Build On-Premises and in the Cloud
Developers can use a consistent set of tools and frameworks enabling them to build symmetrical or hybrid applications between the datacenter and the cloud.
A Scalable and Elastic Infrastructure
Windows Server "8" offers service providers new features in Windows Server "8" to increase web site density and efficiency, and provided frameworks, services, and tools to increase scalability and elasticity for multi-tenant-enabled applications. Windows Server "8" enables service providers to better build, provision, and manage a hosting environment.
An Open Web and App Development Environment
Windows Server "8" enables mission-critical applications and enhanced support for open standards, open source applications, and various development languages.
Provides users with flexible access to data and applications while simplifying management and maintaining security, control, and compliance...
Provides users with flexible access to data and applications while simplifying management and maintaining security, control, and compliance. Windows Server "8" can help you offer:
Access to Applications and Data from Virtually Anywhere on Any Device
Seamless, on-demand access to virtualized work environments is available from virtually anywhere, including branch locations and public connectivity services.
A Full Windows Experience Anywhere
A personalized and rich user experience is enabled from virtually any device while adapting to different network conditions quickly and responsively.
Enhanced Data Security and Compliance
Granular access to data and corporate resources is enabled by central audit and access policies based on strong identity, data classification, and simplified administration for remote access.
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