Windows Server 2012 has officially been launched to the general public nd Microsoft is definitely pushing its server product in the cloud-centric future. Windows Server 2012 starts at $425 USD but gets even more expensive depending on which edition you’re looking for. Satya Nadella, President, Server and Tools Business at Microsoft said:
[Windows Server 2012] does what operating systems have always done: manage hardware and provide a platform for applications. But it also expands to include services and technologies that have not previously been considered part of an operating system.
The Cloud OS needs to bring together all the services required by end users, developers and IT to truly reap the benefits of the Cloud.
eUKhost Ltd. Chief Technical Officer, Nitin Jadhav, has confirmed that Windows Server 2012 is currently undergoing testing in our test environment and anticipates Windows Server 2012 availability within the next few months. A more precise ETA will be provided closer to the end of September.
We are currently testing Windows Server 2012 on our test environment and we anticipate making it available to customers within the next few months. Our customers will be informed when we’re launching availability of Windows Server 2012 on our platform.
In comparison to Windows Server 2008 R2 that had 12 SKUs that businesses could purchase, Windows Server 2012 consists of just 4 SKUs. Microsoft has also confirmed that there will not be a newer version of Windows Home Server.
Microsoft is instead “combining the features that were previously only found in Windows Home Server, such as support for DLNA-compliant devices and media streaming, into Windows Server 2012 Essentials and focusing our efforts into making Windows Server 2012 Essentials the ideal first server operating system for both small business and home use.”