Windows Server® 2008 is the most robust Windows Server operating system to date. With built-in, enhanced Web capabilities and included virtualization technology, Windows Server® 2008 Standard is designed to increase the reliability and flexibility of your server infrastructure while helping save time and reduce costs. Enhanced security features help protect your data and network, and provide youwith a solid, highly-dependable foundation for your business. Additionally, powerful tools give you greater control over your servers and streamline configuration and management tasks.
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Web and Applications Platform
Windows Server 2008 Standard provides organizations with theability to deliver rich Web-based experiences efficiently and effectively, with improved administration and diagnostics, advanced development and application tools, and lower infrastructure costs.
Internet Information Services 7.0
Windows Server 2008 Standard is a powerful Web application and services platform. The Internet Information Services (IIS) 7.0, in Windows Server 2008 Standard deliversa completely modular, extensible Web server with expanded application hosting, while retaining excellent compatibility and solving key customer challenges.
Many organizations find that patch management, resource utilization, maintenance costs, and server sprawl are among their biggest challenges. Server virtualization technologies, including the new Windows Server Hyper-V™ andenhancements to Terminal Services, can help meet all of these challenges by helping you consolidate your resources and realize significant infrastructure and management cost savings.
Windows Server Hyper-V
Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V is the hypervisor-based virtualization feature included as a role of Windows Server 2008. It contains everything needed to support machine virtualization.Hyper-V enables IT organizations to reduce costs, to improve server utilization and to create a more-dynamic IT infrastructure. Hyper-V provides the greater flexibility because of dynamic, reliable and scalable platform capabilities combined with a single set of integrated management tools to manage both physical and virtual resources, which enables you to create an agile and dynamic datacenter andprogress toward achieving self-managing dynamic systems.
Terminal Services in Windows Server 2008 Standard provides a security-enhanced, easy-to-manage platform for delivering access to centrally managed applications and resources from the Internet by using HTTPS; you do not need to provide access through a virtual private network (VPN) or by opening unwanted ports on firewalls.• Terminal Services RemoteApp™ completely integrates applications running on a terminal server with users' desktops so that they behave as if they were running on the user's local computer; users can run programs from a remote location side-by-side with their local programs.
• Terminal Services Web Access permits this same remote application access flexibility via a Web browser, granting aneven wider variety of ways users can access programs executing on a terminal server.
• Terminal Services Gateway enables authorized remote users to connect to terminal servers and remote desktops on the corporate network from any Internet-connected device that is running Remote Desktop Connection (RDC) 6.0.
Presentation virtualization isolates processing from thegraphics and I/O, making it possible for users to run an application in one location but have it controlled in another. It creates virtual sessions in which the applications that are executing project their user interfaces remotely. Each session can run only a single application or present the user with a complete desktop offering multiple applications. In either case, several virtual sessions...
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