(The Hosting News) – Dedicated Server, Cloud Hosting & Colocation provider Veber has announced that as well as offering Microsoft’s newest enterprise operating system, Windows Server 2012, it is also ready to go with Windows 8 and VMware’s vSphere 5.1 latest release. Here Veber share the potential benefits of the upgrades for the B2B hosting market.
With so much current innovation and development in the software field it is important for ISPs such asVeber to keep abreast of advances in order that the business consumer can access clear and impartial expert advice on what is the best hosting solution. Veber’s overview of the three new additions to their software portfolio in the form of VMWare’s vSphere 5.1, Windows Server 2012 and the much hyped Windows 8 provides a useful insight into the pros and cons.
VMWare’s vSphere 5.1 is the latest release of the industry leading virtualisation platform from vmWare. Veber have been successfully using vmWare in cloud hosting solutions for over 5 years. The team have in depth knowledge of vmWare systems and are keen to ensure with this upgrade that customers have access to the most up to date functionality. vSphere 5.1 offers significant new features in the areas of Compute, Storage, Network, Availability, Security, Automation and Management. Veber have identified vSphere 5.1 developments such as the Network Health Check, vSphere vMotion, vSphere Web Client and CPU performance counters as key to improvements in the day to day management of their cloud hosting solutions. Tim Poultney, Veber’s CEO, states “We are looking forward to offering a greater level of enterprise class networking functionality through the new Network Health Check and are particularly happy with the greater flexibility and robustness of the vSphere Web Client.”
Microsoft’s first major update to its server OS since 2009 in the form of Windows Server 2012 is also a welcome addition to Veber’s cloud hosting line up. What is clear from the outset, not least through Microsoft’s own marketing headline of “Built from the Cloud up”, is that the new software capitalises on the worldwide industry trend towards cloud computing. Having spent some time with Microsoft’s purported revolutionary foundation for the future of the server OS, the team at Veber is impressed with the multi-server management which has been completely redone in this release. “Being able to view server infrastructure by role as well as by server is a key tool for us and our customers,” states James Robinson, Veber’s Operations Manager. “What’s more, two key features that underpin Windows Server 2012, modularity and automation, are now starting to look more substantial. For example you can now move between Server Core and the full GUI edition by adding and removing features, instead of having to completely reinstall.”
As for Windows 8, it may be the OS that “we all love to hate”, to quote Veber’s CEO, but it simply cannot be ignored within the B2B hosting industry any more than in the consumer market. Whilst the tiled UI and social functionality of Windows 8 may be causing waves, in Veber’s view the OS offers the B2B market solid improvements in Desktop Mode and the technical team have been impressed with the high levels of stability and security achieved. “We like Charles Arthur’s Windows 8 article in The Guardian and the discussions it produced,” says Robinson, “once you’ve accepted that for all intents and purposes Windows 8 is basically Windows 7+1 and runs much more like the operating systems we and our customers are becoming used to on tablets and smartphones, the intended functionality of the OS is easier to swallow. Add in the fact that Windows 8 runs quicker and more securely than before and it we can’t ignore it as a runner in the B2B hosting market.”
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