Hybrid cloud strategy and its benefits, along with some new facilities, are coming in the upcoming version of Windows server, Microsoft has announced. The new cloud strategy will combine the experiences of Windows Server and Microsoft’s Azure public cloud service.
The company is focusing on “software-defined everything” strategy for their next Windows server, which has been codenamed as Windows Server vNext, as of now. Enterprise customers will also receive Azure-like orchestration capabilities in the new Windows server and Windows Server and Azure need to remain consistent to each other, in order to develop a stable hybrid cloud strategy. According to technical marketing manager for Windows Server and Management, Chris Van Wesep, cloud benefits are worked upon to get integrated to data centres.
Hybrid cloud has more potential than anything else in cloud computing technology. The infrastructure is always supported by public cloud services and resources whenever necessary. The company is looking forward to give customers the choice on how they would run their infrastructure and applications in their own data centre and if they would like to use the resources from Windows Azure or not. Keeping in line with this strategy, technologies like Windows Azure Pack are introduced , based on Windows Server and System Center.
The Azure Pack is used for the Microsoft Cloud Platform System. If there is consistency between on-premise and public cloud environments, then customers are allowed to move workloads in both the services more readily. Moreover, Microsoft is also trying to make API layer similar between all the environments. The next version of Windows Server platform will deliver more software-defined storage as well as networking capabilities. A software load balancer will also be there which will enable customers deploy via Windows Server and System Center. Windows Server vNext is available as a technical preview now and it’s expected to ship with Windows 10.