Cart is empty
SnelServer.com More

Microsoft aiming for 'Cloud OS' future

11/30/2012 | Data centers |

If you're looking at the latest version of Windows Server at a basis for your data center, who may need to consider how the product will fit into a future business environment where much of a firm's data and applications are stored online.

It's been noted by Windows IT Pro that Microsoft is pushing heavily towards cloud solutions with its latest line of products, which as well as Windows Server 2012, include the Windows 8 desktop operating system and Office 2013. These all have many more features than in the past to make it easier for firms to get on board with the cloud.

This can be very useful for many businesses as the cloud trend becomes more widespread. The cloud's lower costs and ease of use could be huge advantages for enterprises can see from adopting the tools, particularly at a time when the pressure is on IT departments to do more with smaller budgets.

Microsoft's moves to support this might therefore be welcomed, as it can make things easier for firms. Windows IT Pro noted many innovations first introduced on the cloud-based Windows Azure are now being implemented on Windows Server 2012.

General manager of the Azure project Bill Hull told the publication that even though Azure was originally based in Windows Server technology, the way it has evolved on its own has led to positive developments for both products - something he called a "virtuous loop".

The publication added that Microsoft's focus on cloud technology is forward-looking and exciting for the industry, it's good that the firm has recognised transitions are a gradual process and so is not trying to force the change on customers all at once.

In fact, it was noted Microsoft is continuing to invest in its traditional products, such as Windows server, while adding hybrid features that enable them to interact, often seamlessly, with services-based offerings. This might be good news for firms that want to get involved with the latest technology, but that are unwilling to fully commit to the cloud at this stage.







Here are 4 out of 12 reasons why you should choose SnelServer.com

Instant setup

SnelServer.com is a professional hosting provider with a no-nonsense mentality. We are one of the few hosting providers that actually offer affordable dedicated servers with instant setup. Therefore, there is no need to wait hours or even days to host your IT environment. Our dedicated servers enable you to create a fast and reliable hosting environment within a few minutes. Save time and money by getting our dedicated servers with instant setup and enjoy our servers with robust performance.

Dedicated KVM over IP

SnelServer.com stands out in delivering flexibility, simplicity and convenience. All our dedicated servers come with many free features, such as dedicated KVM over IP. This feature provides technical freedom, because it enables you to control your server independently. Moreover, the unique and robust features of a dedicated KVM over IP allow you to control your server remotely 24/7 at BIOS level. With this free feature we provide more flexibility and usability on our dedicated servers. 

No contracts

SnelServer.com requires no contracts because we are confident that you will enjoy our flexible, fast and high performance servers which are completely dedicated to your needs. Hence, we have no obligations; you can cancel your dedicated server simply by not renewing it. This means your server will automatically expire on its expiry date. We only want you to stay because you are satisfied, not because a contract requires you to.

Enterprise servers

Here at Snel.com we are not using desktop machines but only the best servers from Supermicro and Dell which are designed to give you the best performance and to provide energy and space efficiency. Supermicro provides innovative and first-to market technologies and their motherboards are quality-built to maximize customer satisfaction. And Dell servers are built to accelerate performance and expandability but also to increase productivity. Our Dell servers perfectly meet to the most common requests and requirements of our customers.

VIEW MORE