Microsoft announces Windows Server 2012
By Digital News Asia September 5, 2012
- Says new server built from the ‘cloud up’ for the modern data center
- New advancements in virtualization, storage, networking and automation
MICROSOFT Corp has announced the general availability of Windows Server 2012, the latest version of its server operating system (OS), which it described in a statement as the cornerstone of a cloud OS.
“The operating system has always been the heartbeat of IT and [it] is now undergoing a renaissance in the new world of continuous cloud services, connected devices and big data,” said Satya Nadella, president of Microsoft Server and Tools Business
“Microsoft’s unique legacy in the most widely used operating systems, applications and cloud services positions us to deliver the Cloud OS, based on Windows Server and Windows Azure, helping customers achieve a data center without boundaries,” he said at the global online launch event (pic).
Microsoft said it built Windows Server 2012 “from the cloud up,” applying its experience operating global data centers that rely on hundreds of thousands of servers to deliver more than 200 cloud services.
Windows Server 2012 adds new advancements in virtualization, storage, networking and automation. Hundreds of new features can help customers achieve a transformational leap in the speed, scale and power of their data centers and applications, the company claimed.
In combination with Windows Azure and System Center, Windows Server 2012 empowers customers to manage and deliver applications and services across private, hosted and public clouds.
Businesses and organizations of all sizes throughout the Asia Pacific region have started using Windows Server 2012, including Mitra Solusi Telematika in Indonesia; Mydin in Malaysia; AWAN Computing in Singapore; Phayao University in Thailand and Asia Commercial Bank and Vietnam National University in Vietnam.