Microsoft heeft vandaag beta 2 van Windows 2000 Datacenter Server gereleased. Zoals de naam reeds doet vermoeden gaat het hier om een high-end server OS, o.a. bedoelt voor "large dotcoms, application service providers, online transaction processing, enterprise resource planning & data warehousing". Errug stoer...
Microsoft Corp. today announced the availability of the Microsoftģ Windowsģ 2000 Datacenter Server beta 2 release to industry partners including server hardware vendors, IHVs, ISVs and research institutes. Windows 2000 Datacenter Server is Microsoft's operating system for the most demanding levels of availability and scalability. Delivery of beta 2 to qualified Datacenter Server hardware vendors enables them to provide a complete evaluation platform to beta and Joint Development Program (JDP) participants for high-end enterprise computing solutions, such as large dotcoms, application service providers, online transaction processing, enterprise resource planning, customer relationship management, data warehousing, enterprise messaging and server consolidation.
"The availability of beta 2 and the launch of the Datacenter JDP is a key milestone toward completing the validation of all the elements of the Windows Datacenter Program," said Michel Gambier, group product manager of Enterprise Server Marketing at Microsoft. "Working closely with our industry partners, beta and JDP customers, our objective is not only to test the operating system, but also the Datacenter Hardware Compatibility Test and services framework of the program."
Beta and JDP participants are working with Microsoft and server vendors to test and evaluate the combination of high-end server platforms and Windows 2000 Datacenter Server. They will also evaluate the Windows Datacenter Program's stringent hardware qualification and mission-critical services as jointly implemented by server hardware vendors and Microsoft.