The Windows Server 2008 DataCenter operating system has been specially developed for server operation, and with its numerous functions supports businesses in particular with their workflow. While the focus of Win Server 2008 DataCenter is on virtualisation, many other features such as Active Directory, Network Access Protection or a selection of management modes make this server operating system into a powerful system base.
A robust server environment with Microsoft Windows Server 2008 DataCenter
Windows Server 2008 DataCenter is ideal for both small and large businesses which need a stable system for their server. Operations with a large number of virtual machines in particular enjoy many benefits with Windows Server 2008 DataCenter. Among these, for example, is the Hyper-V virtualisation platform, with which you can virtualise entire server systems. Microsoft Windows Server 2008 DataCenter also enables you to manage physical and virtual resources simultaneously with the help of its own administration tools. In addition, Win Server 2008 DataCenter allows you an unlimited number of licenced virtual instances, whereby every server operating system you are using also receives a licence.
Among other improvements are those to the administration function, which provides you with various modes to choose from: a Server Manager for central management of functions, an integrated WMI interface with management script functions and PowerShell, which allows the reuse of existing scripts. MS Windows Server 2008 DataCenter offers you a user-friendly operator interface, although you can if you wish dispense with this, with the help of a so-called core installation. In this process the necessary functions are installed without a graphic interface, which can save you a number of resources.
New features and more in Microsoft Windows Server 2008 DataCenter
Due to the large number of new features and programs, the system requirements for Microsoft Windows Server 2008 DataCenter, for example the required memory space or a minimum processor power of 1.4 GHz, have increased slightly. In return Win Server 2008 DataCenter offers you many important functions which provide optimum support for the operation of your server:
- Core-Installation: minimised version of the server operating system
- Active Directory: administration tool for resources and user accounts
- Administration modes: server manager, WMI or PowerShell for individual administration
- Internet Information Services 7.0: with PHP, HTML and SSL support
- Revised terminal services: new additional functions
- BitLocker: data encryption tool
The "Hot Add Memory" function and also, starting exclusively from this version, the "Hot Replace Memory" feature are supported in Microsoft Windows Server 2008 DataCenter. Apart from these new features, data throughput has been increased due to a number of system optimisations, and support for up to two terabytes of memory as well as a maximum of 64 processors offers your server operation a powerful and thus reliable operating system.
Excellently equipped for security
Further functions in MS Windows Server 2008 DataCenter have been designed primarily for the security of the server operating systems. An integrated network access feature uses continuous evaluation to recognise unsafe statuses and accesses. In addition, the read only domain controller can be optimally deployed in security critical areas. Thus you have both a powerful operating system which is ideally optimised for virtualisation and a secure server environment for your business.
Microsoft Windows Server 2008 DataCenter - System requirements
|Required operating system|
Windows Server 2008 DataCenter
• Minimum: 1 GHz (x86 processor) or 1.4 GHz (x64 processor)
• Recommended: 2 GHz or faster
• Minimum: 512 MB RAM
• Recommended: 2 GB RAM or greater
• Maximum (32-bit systems): 4 GB (Standard) or 64 GB (Enterprise and Datacenter)
• Maximum (64-bit systems): 32 GB (Standard) or 1 TB (Enterprise and Datacenter) or 2 TB (Itanium-Based Systems)
• Minimum: 10 GB
• Recommended: 40 GB or greater
|Graphics||Super VGA (800 x 600) or higher-resolution monitor|