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.
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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|
|Virtual CPUs per Host||512||2,048||4×|
|VM||Virtual CPUs per VM||4||64||16×|
|Memory per VM||64GB||1TB||16×|
|Active VMs per Host||384||1,024||2.7×|
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|
|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|
Finally, you will have to draw your own conclusion to architect your cloud. Feel free to hear comments.