Exchange 2000 Certification on Windows 2000 Datacenter Maximizes Server Uptime and Scales Way, Way Out

REDMOND, Wash., April 18, 2001 — Microsoft Corp. today announced that Microsoft® Exchange 2000 Enterprise Server is now certified on the Windows® 2000 Datacenter Server, providing Exchange customers with the highest levels of availability and scalability.

Following trends in server deployments at both large enterprises and application service providers (ASPs), customers are demanding server consolidation, and with advancements made in storage technology, they are configuring servers to hold vast amounts of data. Exchange 2000 Enterprise Server running on Windows 2000 Datacenter Server will provide customers with configuration options to maximize server uptime when system failures occur, minimizing impact to users and businesses. Exchange 2000 Enterprise Server can be installed and run on any Windows 2000 Datacenter hardware configuration, including platforms using up to 32 processors. Windows 2000 Datacenter support for Exchange 2000 Enterprise Server will be available with Exchange 2000 Service Pack 1, due to be available midcalendar year 2001.

Datacenter support is obtainable from Windows 2000 Datacenter partners, including Compaq Computer Corp., Dell Computer Corp., Hewlett-Packard Co., IBM Corp. and Unisys Corp., that have passed the Microsoft Hardware Compatibility Test running Datacenter. By providing Datacenter support on specific hardware platforms, these partners are able to provide the highest level of support and guaranteed uptime. In addition, by working with Windows Datacenter partners, customers can receive benefits such as technical and strategic consulting offered by professionals with application and design experience. Datacenter offers customers a powerful and scalable alternative to more expensive proprietary solutions.

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