windows-server-8-img1Are you interested in knowing more about the next version of the Windows Server operating system? I sure am. I found a great whitepaper on “Server 8” that talks about many of the new features that enable scaling Windows Server to handle multiple and large workloads. It was published on September 26, 2011 and has a nice high level discussion of multiple new features.

These new features include things like SMB2 and the ability to use a file server as the back end for your Hyper-v VHDs. That’s right you won’t need a SAN for running a Hyper-v Farm. There are a plethora of other features like Storage Duplication, Storage Thin Provisioning, Hyper-v Replica, Datacenter Bridging, Windows PowerShell 3.0 with workflows.

What – You don’t know what some of those things are? Well that is because they are new features. To learn more about those features and more take a look at the 27page whitepaper available at the link below.

Download the Whitepaper here:
Building an Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) Cloud Using Windows Server 8
http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/windows/hardware/hh506335

Summary: Windows Server 8 is optimized for the cloud. It provides a wide set of new capabilities that enable you to build multi-tenant clouds that use secure isolation, network virtualization , and VM mobility.

Don’t forget to check out the whole 30 part series of “The Cloud on your Terms”:
http://mythoughtsonit.com/?page_id=763