“Windows Server 8” sneak preview

“Windows Server 8” sneak preview

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If you’re in IT you are likely pulled between an almost infinite need for more computing power to deliver business solutions and the ever increasing demands for greater agility, higher efficiency and lower costs.  Fortunately, you can now deliver on these seemingly contradictory demands by leveraging the benefits of cloud computing with our public and private cloud solutions.  And they are only going to get better.

Today we are excited to give you a sneak peek at the next step in private cloud computing by showing you just two of hundreds of new capabilities coming in the next version of Windows Server, internally code-named “Windows Server 8.”

At 36:50 of this online video we demonstrate how Windows Server 8 virtual machines will help you build private clouds of greater scale by supporting (at least…) 16 virtual processors fully loaded with business critical workloads like SQL Server.  Then we show you how you can deliver improved fault tolerance and flexibility, without the added tax or complexity of additional hardware, tools and software licenses, by using the new built-in Hyper-V Replica feature.  All it takes is a few clicks, a network connection and Windows Server 8.

But this is just the beginning!  We’re looking forward to sharing more about Windows Server 8 at Microsoft’s BUILD conference, September 13-16, in Anaheim.

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  • I get "Uh oh, bitly couldn't find a link for the bitly URL you clicked." when I click the online video link.

  • Link seems to work for me.

    digitalwpc.com/.../3cb3788c-5c47-4b9e-987c-0dec4194058b

  • The HV replication stuff looks awesome!  Wow, I can't wait to get my hands on that.  That works out of the box right?  No need to setup any sort of private cloud?  They seem to keep bringing up the "cloud" while showing that feature.  I know it's the main point of the video but just hoping it works out of the box.

  • The replication they show works out of the box with no other software beyond the hyper-v role. No need for Virtual Machine Manager or clustering for that feature.