Right after the much anticipated release of the Windows 8 Consumer Preview, Microsoft has released the Beta for Windows Server 8. Windows Server 8 is the company’s first cloud-optimized infrastructure and you can finally get your hands on the Beta.
“The next release of Windows Server, Windows Server “8”, offers businesses and hosting providers a scalable, dynamic, and multitenant-aware, cloud-optimized infrastructure. It securely connects across premises and allows IT Professionals to respond to business needs faster and more efficiently,” Microsoft states.
Windows Server 8 will take customers beyond virtualization, delivers the power of many servers with the simplicity of one, opens the door to every app on any cloud, and enables the modern workstyle.
“With Windows Server 8, we now see it as a cloud operating system, which is to say an OS for lots of servers and all the devices that connect them. That means we’re able to give customers a far more coherent experience at lower cost and lower effort on their part,” Microsoft stated in an official blog post.
Microsoft believes that Windows Server 8 is the biggest and most transformational server release they have ever had. “It’s not just the great advances we’ve made in storage, networking and virtualization. What’s most transformational is the change of identity. In past, we always viewed Windows Server as an operating system for a single server,” Microsoft adds. Not anymore. Windows Server 8 will now be viewed as a cloud operating system.