Windows Server 2012, Microsoft's 'Cloud OS', launched in India

Hyderabad, September 7, 2012: Microsoft has unveiled Windows Server 2012—with its sights set firmly on the cloud. where described how Windows Server 2012 is a cornerstone of the Cloud OS that provides customers with a modern platform for the world’s applications. Says Satya Nadella, President of Microsoft Server and Tools Business: “The operating system has always been the heartbeat of IT and is now undergoing a renaissance in the new world of continuous cloud services, connected devices and big data. Microsoft’s unique legacy in the most widely used operating systems, applications and cloud services positions us to deliver the Cloud OS, based on Windows Server and Windows Azure, helping customers achieve a datacenter without boundaries.”
Microsoft built Windows Server 2012 from the cloud up, applying its experience operating global datacenters that rely on hundreds of thousands of servers to deliver more than 200 cloud services. Windows Server 2012 expands the definition of a server operating system, incorporating traditionally separate technologies, such as advanced storage, networking, virtualization and automation capabilities.
ISGN, a global end-to-end technology, analytics and services provider to more than 400 US mortgage lenders, including 7 of the top 10, is using Windows Server 2012 to build their private cloud infrastructure.
“We chose Windows Server 2012 and System Center as it offered best-in-class virtualization and integrated management capabilities“, said Kumaran Mudaliar, VP Information Technology at ISGN. “It has helped us reduce our costs significantly and in our ability to rapidly provision and deploy services to meet our business commitments.”

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