Windows Server 8 Reporting for Cloud Duty
It is still probably a year or two away, but that didn't stop Microsoft from promoting Windows Server 8 at last week's Build show. While details were not as forthcoming as they were with the Windows 8 client, Microsoft did wet our server whistle just a bit.
It seems every Microsoft presentation has to be peppered liberally with the word 'cloud' these days, and Windows Server 8 was no exception. The company claims the new server OS is "cloud-optimized," and through the support of large clusters can support scalable cloud services.
And to improve uptime, Microsoft is enhancing Live Migration so there is no interruption when a virtual hard drive is moved from one machine to another.
Microsoft is also looking to lower the cost of storage by turning Just a Bunch of Disks (JBOD) into a unified cloudy storage pool.
Are you Jonesin' for Windows Server 8? If so, what would like to see in it? Advice welcome at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Posted by Doug Barney on 09/19/2011 at 1:18 PM