Windows Server 2008 RTM

Windows Server 2008

Microsoft has recently announced that Windows Server 2008 Releases to Manufacturing. It is the largest enterprise launch from the company in its history and the preparations and expectations are likewise. There have been over two million requests for beta and evaluation version. The company has declared that it is prepared for the Worldwide Launch of the Windows Server 2008 on the 27th of February, 2008.

Windows Server 2008 Technology Investment

It is evident that the company has designed the software for the Enterprise in mind. The above picture shows that Microsoft has designed Windows Server 2008 to satisfy the needs of a Connected Business.

 

The following are summaries of each SKU.

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Windows Server® 2008 Standard is the most robust Windows Server operating system to date. Built with enhanced Web and virtualization capabilities, it is designed to increase the reliability and flexibility of your server infrastructure while helping save time and reduce costs. Powerful tools give you greater control over your servers and streamline configuration and management tasks. Plus, enhanced security features work to harden the operating system to help protect your data and network and provide a solid, highly-dependable foundation for your business.

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Windows Server® 2008 Enterprise delivers an enterprise-class platform for deploying business-critical applications. Improve availability with failover clustering. Improve security with consolidated identity management features. Reduce infrastructure costs by consolidating applications with virtualization licensing rights. Windows Server 2008 Enterprise provides the foundation for a highly dynamic, scalable IT infrastructure.

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Windows Server® 2008 Datacenter delivers an enterprise-class platform for deploying business-critical applications and large-scale virtualization on small and large servers. Improve availability with clustering and dynamic hardware partitioning capabilities. Reduce infrastructure costs by consolidating applications with unlimited virtualization licensing rights. Scale from 2 to 64 processors. Windows Server 2008 Datacenter provides a foundation on which to build enterprise-class virtualization and scale-up solutions.

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Designed to be used specifically as a single-purpose Web server, Windows® Web Server 2008 delivers on a rock solid foundation of Web infrastructure capabilities in the next generation Windows Server 2008. Integrated with the newly re-architected IIS 7.0, ASP.NET, and the Microsoft .NET Framework, Windows Web Server 2008 enables any organization to rapidly deploy Web pages, Web sites, Web applications, and Web services.

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Windows Server® 2008 for Itanium-based Systems is optimized for large databases, line of business and custom applications providing high availability and scalability up to 64 processors to meet the needs of demanding and mission critical solutions.

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Windows Server® 2008 Standard without Hyper-V™ is the most robust Windows Server operating system to date. It is designed to increase the reliability and flexibility of your server infrastructure while helping save time and reduce costs. Powerful tools give you greater control over your servers and streamline configuration and management tasks. Plus, enhanced security features work to harden the operating system to help protect your data and network and provide a solid, highly-dependable foundation for your business. This product does not include the Hyper-V™ server role.

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Windows Server® 2008 Enterprise without Hyper-V™ delivers an enterprise-class platform for deploying business-critical applications. Improve availability with failover clustering. Improve security with consolidated identity management features. Reduce infrastructure costs by consolidating applications with virtualization licensing rights. Windows Server 2008 Enterprise without Hyper-V provides the foundation for a highly dynamic, scalable IT infrastructure. This product does not include the Hyper-V™ server role.

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Windows Server® 2008 Datacenter without Hyper-V™ delivers an enterprise-class platform for deploying business-critical applications and large-scale virtualization on small and large servers. Improve availability with clustering and dynamic hardware partitioning capabilities. Reduce infrastructure costs by consolidating applications with unlimited virtualization licensing rights. Scale from 2 to 64 processors. Windows Server 2008 Datacenter without Hyper-V provides a foundation on which to build enterprise-class virtualization and scale-up solutions. This product does not include Hyper-V™ server role.

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