What’s new in Windows Server 8 (part 2)?

Adding to my blog from February [ https://ebraiter.wordpress.com/2012/02/26/whats-new-in-windows-server-8/ ] here are additional features that should be included in Windows Server 8:

The Metro interface: Windows Server 8 will also have the Metro interface but will extend to the Start Menu and the Server Manager.

DHCP Failover: Microsoft is implementing DHCP Failover which addresses one of the issues that can commonly create downtime issues by being a single point of failure.

Server Manager: Centralized multi-server management and also gets a Metro UI makeover which you can now monitor and manage multiple servers.

Hyper-V’s increased scalability: A single Hyper-V 3 cluster will be able to support up to 4,000 hosts, with each host will support up to 2 TB of RAM and 160 logical processors. Each VM can support up to 32 vCPUs and 512 GB of RAM.

Domain controllers are virtualization-aware: Windows Server 8-based domain controllers can run on Hyper-V 3.0!

Storage Spaces: Administrators can combine storage from any number of sources. As a simple example, you can combine USB sticks with internal SATA disks into a single storage pool that can be partitioned any way you want.

Resilient File System (ReFS): The successor to NTFS, ReFS builds on a subset of NTFS features while optimizing the file system for massive scale and resiliency. Include large volume, file and directory sizes, storage pooling and virtualization, and data striping for performance and redundancy for fault tolerance. Can handle something like 281 trillion terabytes.

PowerShell 3.0: Now includes scheduled jobs, delegated administration and simplified language syntax which make commands and scripts look a lot less like code and a lot more like natural language.


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