The release of Windows server 2008 from Microsoft has been a great revolution in web hosting. Windows dedicated Server 2008 is designed to perform for networks, applications and the most important is that it is technology efficient. The users of Windows Server 2003 can easily move to Windows Server 2008 server. We can say that it is a combination of Windows Server 2000 and Windows Server 2003. New tools, virtualization techniques such as Hyper-V, improvement in security and management tools which are not only reducing cost for the licenses but it is also improving the performance on the windows web servers.
Management and deployment is pretty much easier if we compare Windows Server 2008 with windows server 2003. The easier interface has proved that it’s completely user friendly. Features such as Windows PowerShell which is basically Command-line shell that allows administrators to automate tasks across windows cluster servers. It can also arrange OS through network. It also support IPV6 allocations which makes it easier once our IPV4’s are over.
Installation of server roles can be done without graphical interface on Server Cost installation of Windows Server 2008. Windows Server 2008 is having a built-in Virtualization software that is simply hyper visor based server software-hardware virtualization which will create virtual machines on a single physical machine and it can run other Operating Systems on a single server.
You can make some good savings on virtualization costs that are usually required to be paid to Virtualization software companies. Applications can also be virtualized through Windows Server 2008 centralized application access. Trouble free Remote access to windows-based program where you do not need a VPN to connect to a client’s server. Windows Server 2008 also comes with IIS 7.0 which is the next version to IIS 6.0 that was on Windows Dedicated Servers 2003 series. IIS 7.0 is required to combine Web platform that includes ASP.NET, Windows Services and Sharepoint Services. It has been seen that Windows Server 2008 Security has been improved. It also blocks unauthorized connections to the networks, server or data.
Network Access Protection (NAP) tests each and every network connections to the server. Active Directory Services security has also been improved on a Windows Server 2008 Server. Read-Only Domain Controller (RODC) and BitLocker Drive Encryption give full security to AD database at branch office locations. It also extends to Windows HPC Server 2008.
Windows HPC Server 2008 is utilized to make some savings on different processing costs and that helps to improve productivity and reduce the complications of HPC environment.