Microsoft recently released its new flagship Windows Server operating system – Windows Server 2022. It contains the latest and most significant features available to Microsoft customers for running their business-critical workloads. Many of the new features and capabilities in Windows Server 2022 enable customers to take security and hybrid cloud capabilities to the next level. Let’s look more closely at the new features found in Windows Server 2022 and how these will benefit the enterprise.
Windows 10 has been Microsoft’s best selling tablet operating system ever. It has become easy for customers to transition to Windows 10 and tablets. Windows Server is part of the “desktop” model of Microsoft’s server products. The new Windows Server operating system for servers and other segments complements and extends the innovation of Windows 10 and provides a familiar and friendly user experience. Windows Server is the first part of the “Cloud” model of Microsoft’s server products. It is the first server operating system that offers hybrid cloud capabilities, enterprise-class security, and delivers immersive on-premise support for applications running across the cloud and hybrid environments.
As it is familiar and friendly to existing Windows users, Windows Server will help secure existing assets and build a portal to cloud services. While Windows Server was designed for remote desktop environments, additional capabilities allow for customers to use Windows Server in hybrid cloud computing scenarios. These additional hybrid cloud capabilities will enable a more complete and efficient remote system workstation and simplify the IT landscape.
Windows Server is designed to meet the requirements of businesses looking to move to the next-generation of computing and virtualization. It will integrate Modern applications and software-defined hypervisor capabilities: Virtual Machine, Application Workstation, Hyper-V, and Network Virtualization, all available in a common and easy-to-use package. Microsoft is committed to delivering innovation and reinvention in providing solutions service-level agreement (SLA) and in supporting its customers. Mainly, the company focuses on simplification and reinventing the entire Windows operating system, i.e., security, availability, and reliability. Organizations that integrate their entire computing infrastructure on the Windows operating system are assured long-term support and upgrades without risk of a software break.
System Center Operations Manager (SCOM) is Microsoft’s fully managed management platform for Windows Server hypervisors. It provides comprehensive visibility, control, and management capabilities to enable IT professionals to plan, conduct, and respond to the tasks essential to the overall success of Windows-based servers and applications. SCOM will transform IT operations and operate as a unified source of truth for managing and performing business processes across on-premise and cloud computing environments. It is hands down the most comprehensive remote configuration management solution available.
Innovation in Windows Server has been a hallmark of the company for many years. It allows enterprises to take advantage of the latest innovation and critical feature enhancements when deploying their infrastructure. Microsoft has not held back the pace when it comes to exploring new innovations in its most popular and profitable product.
Optimizing server response code handling
Since the inception of Microsoft Access in the mid-1990’s, response code values have been the primary method to dictate an end-user’s experience with a web application. Response code values can have different meanings for different programs, and can vary depending on the specific platform the application runs on. For example, most desktop users will see a 200 (OK) response code when accessing a webpage. 65 (No response) means the application is not available. However, if the application is running on a server, a 200 may mean the application is available but can be accessed in various ways. A 200 can be interpreted by a server as “just check and see if the page is available and prepared to accept input”. Any other response code (404, 302, 400, etc.) is typically interpreted by the browser as “perform whatever action you feel is necessary”.
After MariaDB’s support for Microsoft Access was released in 2005, many enterprise IT organizations invested in signal differentials between the application being run on the server versus the browser using Active Server Pages (ASP), a platform that allows login to server applications with either a browser or a specific browser plug-in while allowing users running other applications to login to that application when it allows. This process typically involved passing HTML through a server-side redirect chain.
Next Generation Networking. New networking capabilities in Windows Server will allow great flexibility to host your growing network infrastructure while providing excellent performance and value for your time.
Windows Server will support the latest networking technologies such as 10 Gigabit ethernet, 10 Gigabit loop-net, fiber-optic, 27×10 Mbs Cisco ASA Cloud Standard Edition, and Cisco Switched Port Security. One of the benefits of having your own private cloud is that you can instantly bring all of the resources needed for the job – CPU, RAM, operating system, web hosting, DNS, etc – out of the equation thereby drastically reducing or even eliminating the use of third-party resources and fasteners.
The net effect is that your virtual private cloud is almost the exact replica of your on-premise network. All of your physical devices continue to work just as if they were part of your on-premise network. The clean, simple user interface of virtual private clouds are ideal for small business owners. They make it simple for IT to optimize licensing, reserves, and policy updates to allow a smooth, easy-to-use, and cost-effective environment. Windows Server 2022 will support Next Generation Networking natively on Cloud Platforms such as AWS, GELNET, and Microsoft GNS3.
Cloud-to-Host – Ease of Deployment
As the on-premise connectivity gets better each year, cloud-to-host becomes more and more valuable. Hosting settings will go from perhaps 15 minutes of configuration to just seconds. The new capabilities and flexibility to enable rapid provisioning of on-demand virtual machines, increasing the maximum number of users users up to 100,000, and rollback of virtual machines to specific previous configuration settings make cloud-to-host management much easier. Cumulative guarantees will enable proactive maintenance, while daily and weekly backups provide ample time to diagnose and resolve problems.
For large, on-demand organizations and their IT team, the time to setup and enable this technology is simply too long. You will be able to easily roll the schedule forward and back as you prioritize your new virtual machines, from deploying this newest technology to bringing the newest security updates to effect the most noticeable improvements in speed and stability.