AMD (Advanced Micro Devices) as well as Dell are 2 big hitters in the hardware game that are releasing new products at the same time as the release of Windows Server 2012 by Microsoft.
Dell has come out with a new server called PowerEdge that will come loaded with Windows Server 2012. Included in this package is Microsoft’s new technology for server virtualization called Hyper-V technology. This PowerEdge technology was released earlier this year but this is the first time that Dell will sell the servers with Windows Server 2012 OS on them.
On the other side of the field AMD has released the AMD 4200 and 6200 series of their new processors that have been said to be optimized to run Windows Server 2012. AMD has announced that the processors that are running Microsoft Windows Azure public cloud are Opteron processors.
Dell has 2 new servers, the M420 and M820, which use the Microsoft System Center Manager. This information was given by Kevin Noreen, who is the marketing director for PowerEdge OS and systems management technology at Dell.
“If you plug your Dell server into the wall, and you plug your network cable into the wall, it will automatically appear in the System Center console,” said Noreen. “I don’t even have to hit my power button. I can now push out configuration information or updates to that server without even powering it on and when it powers up it will automatically configure itself based on the configuration that you push to it.”
This new configuration means that the guys at Dell will save up to 85% of their time starting the new servers than if it were an HP server. It takes many less steps to boot up which is a massive bonus.
These 2 new technologies being bundled with Windows Server 2012 are interesting ones. I for one am excited to see if this helps boost AMD stock which has been in the gutter recently.