Microsoft seeks more Web-hosting inroads with "Windows Server 2008"

Microsoft is positioning its upcoming Windows Server 2008 operating system as a bonanza that, for Web hosting companies, stacks up well against the rival Linux platform, Microsoft officials said. Due in late February 2008, the platform has been tuned for Web density and features other amenities for Web hosters, said Michael van Dijken, leading marketing […]

Microsoft is positioning its upcoming Windows Server 2008 operating system as a bonanza that, for Web hosting companies, stacks up well against the rival Linux platform, Microsoft officials said.

Due in late February 2008, the platform has been tuned for Web density and features other amenities for Web hosters, said Michael van Dijken, leading marketing manager for the Hosting Business in Microsoft's Communications Sector.

"Windows Server's been designed with, really, hosting in mind," van Dijken said.

With the current release, Windows Server 2003, hosts might have 500 active Web sites on a single box. But Windows Server 2008 vastly improves this, according to Microsoft officials.

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