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Windows Server 2012 Powers the Cloud OS

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Today in a global online launch event Satya Nadella, president of Microsoft Server and Tools Business, announced the general availability of Windows Server 2012. In his keynote speech, Nadella described how Windows Server 2012 is a cornerstone of the Cloud OS, which provides one consistent platform across private, hosted and public clouds.

"The operating system has always been the heartbeat of IT and is now undergoing a renaissance in the new world of continuous cloud services, connected devices and big data," Nadella said. "Microsoft's unique legacy in the most widely used operating systems, applications and cloud services positions us to deliver the Cloud OS, based on Windows Server and Windows Azure, helping customers achieve a datacenter without boundaries."

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Oh crap. I sense a datacenter overhaul coming on. *Munki leave to go catch the flu*
 
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Who cares about cloud computing anyways. The way I see it is that your internet provider will find more excuses to charge you more to access your stuff and these random hackers who steal your data and publish them out just to prove stupid points...
 

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How come is this better then MS Server 2008 R2??
 

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How come is this better then MS Server 2008 R2??
http://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2012/09/windows_server_2012_first_look/

Just a first look. Expanded Powershell, quicker (generally) to configure out of the box, more/better VR stuff included, etc. Final words from the article:

Cleanup aside, Server 2012 brings so much to the table that it should be quickly picked up by small and mid-size organizations trying to make themselves look bigger from an IT perspective. Even when you look at the very narrow scope of its storage abilities, Server 2012 has a big potential financial payoff in terms of lowering the cost of IT. And when tied to hosted services in a public or private cloud, Server 2012 will help IT administrators scale up or down on demand with a lot less pain and a much smaller budget.
 

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ok ok, i do have to admit that hyperV is actually a pretty bad ass hypervisor and the windows server OS is reliable. BUT! unless microsoft is selling their software dirt cheap no server admin at a large data center would choose microsoft over redhat or other enterprise variant.
 

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ok ok, i do have to admit that hyperV is actually a pretty bad ass hypervisor and the windows server OS is reliable. BUT! unless microsoft is selling their software dirt cheap no server admin at a large data center would choose microsoft over redhat or other enterprise variant.
Yeah well it all depends on what you do I guess.
 
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ok ok, i do have to admit that hyperV is actually a pretty bad ass hypervisor and the windows server OS is reliable. BUT! unless microsoft is selling their software dirt cheap no server admin at a large data center would choose microsoft over redhat or other enterprise variant.
Because I am in the line of work I can promise you this. ONLY small companies are using Linux servers. All the biggest companies like Cisco, IBM, ATT, etc are only using MS Servers. Not because MS Servers are necessary better, but because the MS provided support for his servers is like 1000000x better than any Linux one, which is almost unexistant. ;)
 

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Because I am in the line of work I can promise you this. ONLY small companies are using Linux servers. All the biggest companies like Cisco, IBM, ATT, etc are only using MS Servers. Not because MS Servers are necessary better, but because the MS provided support for his servers is like 1000000x better than any Linux one, which is almost unexistant. ;)
hrm, maybe where you live, but in the US, the OS for major data centers are all linux and BSD.
 

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hrm, maybe where you live, but in the US, the OS for major data centers are all linux and BSD.
I think you're talking different things. What kind of servers are PV talking about? Data centers could be a different story. And speaking of Red Hat:

This week, at the end of its fiscal year on February 29 (2012), Red Hat marks a major milestone: it becomes the first billion-dollar-a-year company making its revenue entirely (or almost entirely) from building and maintaining open source software.
Yeah they have to have some serious business. And they do have great support if you have the money. There's Linux and there's Linux.
 
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all those new sugar coated cloud thingy ... how about a server YOU DON'T NEED TO REBOOT WEEKLY!? ?!?!?!??? for SECURITY update?
 
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I'm most excited about having a GUI for the Active Directory Recycle Bin. :laugh:

No moar typing powershell commands to recover the n00bies mistakes!