New Microsoft Nano Server!
The ‘Nano Server’ has been revealed by Microsoft. It’s basically a smaller version of Windows Server, meaning it takes up 93% less space. It won’t be released until the Windows Server 2016 is released next year. Microsoft said:
“The operating system has evolved dramatically with the move to the cloud. Many customers today need their OS for the primary purpose of powering born-in-the-cloud applications. Leveraging our years of experience building and running hyper-scale data centres, Microsoft is uniquely positioned to provide a purpose-built OS to power modern apps and containers.
The result is Nano Server, a minimal footprint installation option of Windows Server that is highly optimized for the cloud, including containers. Nano Server provides just the components you need – nothing else, meaning smaller server images, which reduces deployment times, decreases network bandwidth consumption, and improves uptime and security. This small footprint makes Nano Server an ideal complement for Windows Server Containers and Hyper-V Containers, as well as other cloud-optimized scenarios. A preview will be available in the coming weeks, and you can read more about the technology on the Windows Server blog.”
You can check out the Windows Server blog here: http://blogs.technet.com/b/windowsserver/archive/2015/04/08/microsoft-announces-nano-server-for-modern-apps-and-cloud.aspx