Microsoft Windows Server 2008 is Microsoft's next generation operating system designed to be the most flexible and robust Windows Server operating system to date. Windows Server 2008 provides powerful improvements to the base operating system over Windows Server 2003. Notable improvements include those to networking, advanced security features, remote application access, centralized server role management, performance and reliability monitoring tools, failover clustering, deployment, and the file system.
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Microsoft Windows Server 2008 is the most flexible and robust Windows Server operating system to date designed to power the next-generation of networks, applications, and Web services.
Windows Server 2008 gives you the ability to deliver rich web-based experiences efficiently and effectively, with improved administration and diagnostics, development and application tools, and lower infrastructure costs.
With its built-in server virtualization technology, Windows Server 2008 enables you to reduce costs, increase hardware utilization, optimize your infrastructure, and improve server availability
Windows Server 2008 is the most secure Windows Server ever. Its hardened operating system and security innovations, including Network Access Protection, Federated Rights Management, and Read-Only Domain Controller, provide unprecedented levels of protection for your network, your data, and your business.
Windows Server 2008 is the most flexible and robust Windows Server operating system to date. With new technologies and features such as Server Core, PowerShell, Windows Deployment Services, and enhanced networking and clustering technologies, Windows Server 2008 provides you the most versatile and reliable Windows platform for all of your workload and application requirements.
Insight Control Edition
HP ProLiant Essentials Software is a suite of value-add software that offer complete management solutions for your ProLiant server environment.
Simple server configuration and maintenance via ProLiant SmartStart software (SmartStart Scripting Toolkit)
Enhanced deployment and server management tools via ProLiant Essentials - Rapid Deployment, Workload Management, Virtual Machine Management, Vulnerability and Patch Management, Performance Management Pack software.
Proactive notification/alerting via ProLiant Essentials software, System Insight Manager software, Integrated Lights-Out board, and SmartStart Subscription Service
Service and Support
HP Services offers a full portfolio of comprehensive services and cost-saving updates to help you enhance the performance and availability of software from HP and other leading vendors. Services can be configured for Operating System-only support, or can be configured to support the Operating System plus the standard Microsoft Server Applications installed on the server.
Microsoft Software Assurance
Microsoft Software Assurance (SA) is a way for licensed customers to keep current with the latest, most innovative Microsoft products. Under the SA program, customers acquire the right to access any new release of a product covered in the agreement during the term of the coverage. Software Assurance now also includes more benefits for the same price, including problem resolution support during business hours for covered server products, access to Managed Newsgroups and Online Concierge Chat, and Microsoft's self-paced training courses.
HP Software Licensing and Management Solutions (SLMS)
HP SLMS provides prime source licensing fulfillment and software license management solutions for various Microsoft operating systems and applications volume licenses to large multinational enterprise or domestic companies. HP provides a global sales channel for all Microsoft program and services and will work with you to select the program that best suits your needs. HP offers three comprehensive Microsoft licensing programs: Open, Select and Enterprise License.
Windows Server Catalog Definition
Microsoft’s certification program allows HP ProLiant servers a compatibility certification with Windows Server operating systems. HP ProLiant Servers listed in the Windows Server Catalog have been rigorously tested and certified with Windows Server 2008.