News

Datacenter Server Enters Beta

The large scale version of Microsoft Windows 2000, Datacenter Server, is now in beta 1 and is shipping to 300 beta testers on Monday, according to Microsoft.

Windows 2000 Datacenter Server is a superset of Advanced Server, but also includes the following:

  • Integrated 4-node clustering
  • Rigorous hardware compatibility testing
  • Process Control Manager to allocate system resources
  • Rolling upgrade that ensures three nodes in the cluster are running while the software is upgraded on the fourth node
  • Cluster, Network Load Balancing and Job Object APIs
  • Up to 32-way SMP support
  • Up to 32 GB of RAM with Physical Address Extension (PAE) support
  • Up to 32-node Network Load Balancing
  • Winsock Direct for faster I/O performance

Windows 2000 Datacenter Server is not expected to be released with the rest of the Windows 2000 family. The latest target date for the product will be three or four months after the release of the other Windows 2000 products. -- Brian Ploskina

About the Author

Scott Bekker is editor in chief of Redmond Channel Partner magazine.

Featured

  • Industrial Control System Honeypot Illustrates Bad Security Practices

    Security solutions provider Trend Micro has published results (PDF) from running an industrial control system (ICS) "honeypot."

  • Ransomware: What It Means for Your Database Servers

    Ransomware affects databases in very specific ways. Joey describes the mechanics of a SQL Server ransomware attack, what DBAs can do to protect their systems, and what security measures they should be advocating for.

  • Windows Admin Center vs. Hyper-V Manager: What's Better for Managing VMs?

    Microsoft's preferred interface for Windows Server is Windows Admin Center, but can it really replace Hyper-V Manager for managing virtual machines? Brien compares the two management tools.

  • Microsoft Offers More Help on Windows Server 2008 Upgrades

    Microsoft this week published additional help resources for organizations stuck on Windows Server 2008, which fell out of support on Jan. 14.

comments powered by Disqus

Office 365 Watch

Sign up for our newsletter.

Terms and Privacy Policy consent

I agree to this site's Privacy Policy.