Windows Server 2012 Officially Launched!!!

Good morning New Zealand and Windows Server 2012. This is the exciting new year for Microsoft. It is an exciting new day for New Zealand to be the first country to officially launch WIndows Server 2012. The release of Windows Server 2012 that will supercede Windows Server 2008 R2 and be the new flagship of the cornerstone of central service provider server edition.

To find out more, read this below

To try out the official release, Download Evaluation Digital Copy Now!!!

1. So what is the big deal about Windows Server 2012? It is Cloud Optimized.

2. But isn’t Windows Server 2008 R2 already has virtualization capability? Yes, Windows Server 2008 R2 is the first attempt from Microsoft to provide virtualization and that is why Windows Server 2008 R2 is call Server Virtualization.

3. What is the major push from Windows Server 2012 release? Hyper-V and Storage capabilities are the major push to be Cloud Optimized.

System Resource Windows Server 2008 R2 Hyper-V Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V Improvement Factor
Host Logical Processors 64 320
Physical Memory 1TB 4TB
Virtual CPUs per Host 512 2,048
VM Virtual CPUs per VM 4 64 16×
Memory per VM 64GB 1TB 16×
Active VMs per Host 384 1,024 2.7×
Guest NUMA No Yes
Cluster Maximum Nodes 16 64
Maximum VMs 1,000 8,000

4. What about the competition with other vendor? Microsoft did actually blew the statistic against other vendor as they proudly presented Windows Server 2012 to be the Cloud Technology Leader from today onwards and leaving their old rival to chase after them in this technological rat race.

System Resource Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V VMware vSphere Hypervisor VMware vSphere 5.1 Enterprise Plus
Host Logical Processors 320 160 160
Physical Memory 4TB 32GB 2TB
Virtual CPUs per Host 2,048 2,048 2,048
VM Virtual CPUs per VM 64 8 64
Memory per VM 1TB 32GB 1TB
Active VMs per Host 1,024 512 512
Guest NUMA Yes Yes Yes
Cluster Maximum Nodes 64 N/A 32
Maximum VMs 8,000 N/A 3,000

To find out more;
Read the White Paper
Read the Datasheet
Read the Key Features
Read the Features Guide
Read the Benefits

Finally, you will have to draw your own conclusion to architect your cloud. Feel free to hear comments.

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