Microsoft Emphasizes Windows Server 2012 as ‘the Cloud OS’

(Ping! Zine Web Tech Magazine) – Today, tech giant Microsoft unveiled that latest version of its server operating platform known as Windows Server 2012, bringing new capabilities to the operation of top notch hardware.

What’s even more interesting is how the company is looking to make its own mark on the server operating market, most recently referring to its latest release as “the Cloud OS.”

“The Cloud OS does what operating systems have always done: manage hardware and provide a platform for applications. But it also expands to include services and technologies that have not previously been considered part of an operating system. The Cloud OS needs to bring together all the services required by end users, developers and IT to truly reap the benefits of the Cloud,” explained Microsoft President of Server & Tools Business Satya Nadella in a company blog post.

Windows Server 2012 includes features such as server virtualization, VDI, networking, storage, management capabilities and more. Meanwhile, a report appearing on noted that the platform featured support for “up to 64 virtual processors.” That’s an improvement compared to previous support for just four.

The last version of Windows Server hit the market in 2009 as Windows Server 2008 R2.

Segments in the web hosting community have traditionally embraced Microsoft’s server solution. Today, Canadian Web Hosting announced that it would integrate Windows Server 2012 into its solution offerings.