Today is launch day for WS2012, the first new Microsoft server OS many years and it brings with it a host of changes. While advertisers talk about 'the Cloud', server admins are into virtualization and that is a big part of the update to WS2012, with Hyper-V arriving an integral feature of the new server OS and highlights Microsoft's next target. They've demonstrated the robustness of their virtualization implementation by running Bing and TechNet on Hyper-V, something very important for a relatively new piece of enterprise software to accomplish. The specifications are impressive, from the amount of CPUs and addressable memory which can be granted to a VM, to the virtual Level-2 switches which can be created. Of course it is not all virtuality, a new ReFS disk format and built in file deduplication make this a much more impressive upgrade than the previous Server 2003 to Server 2008. Read more and catch some movies at The Register.
"In 1985, Commodore held the UK launch of the Amiga 1000 at the World of Commodore Show at the Novotel in Hammersmith. Twenty-seven years later, Microsoft used the same venue to host the Technical Launch of Windows Server 2012."
Here is some more Tech News from around the web:
- My six days with Windows 8 @ The Tech Report
- Intro to the Paravirtualization Spectrum With Xen (Part 2) @ Linux.com
- Flash slash at OCZ: New CEO cuts nearly 200 jobs, 150 products @ The Register
- Apple patches security flaws in Safari @ The Inquirer
- Elpida says acquisition by Micron approved by Tokyo court @ DigiTimes
- 3D Printing vs Patents and Gun Controls @ Benchmark Reviews
- D-Link DIR-865L @ Hardware.info
- Touring Microsoft, Sony and Apple Stores on Windows 8’s Launch Day @ TechSpot
- Rapture Game Studios @ LanOC Reviews
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