New Windows Server 2012 is key stone of Microsoft's Cloud OS
Microsoft has released its Windows Server 2012, which is claimed to be the keystone of the Cloud OS and is the first key update to its server operating system since 2009, a lead up to launch of Windows 8 in October 2011.
Operating on Intel processors, the features of Windows Server 2012 are expected to make it facilitate to remotely manage large clusters of servers in data centres.
The new OS also incorporates PowerShell, which will allow the controlling of the OS through the command line, further making it operable remotely.
PowerShell will provide the new Windows with capabilities, which include the ability to forward, or pipe, the output of one process to the input of another process, in addition to new abilities including handling software objects.
Together with Windows Azure and System Center, the new OS is expected to allow customers to manage and deliver applications and services across private, hosted and public clouds, the company said.
According to the company, the new OS will support 320 logical processors and 4TB of physical memory per server, with 64 virtual processors per virtual machine with each scalable up to 1TB of memory in Hyper-V at no further investment.
Alongside the release of Microsoft Windows Server 2012, Dell and AMD are also introducing new products which include PowerEdge servers and 12th generation PowerEdge which will be pre-loaded with Windows new OS.
AMD's Opteron processors operate in servers which power Microsoft's Windows Azure public cloud service.