Microsoft Announces Windows Datacenter Server Limited Edition

REDMOND, WASH. SEPT. 10, 2001 — Microsoft Corp. today announced Windows® Datacenter Server Limited Edition as the next installment in the Windows family of servers. As part of the Microsoft®
Windows Datacenter Program, Windows Datacenter Server Limited Edition is for customers that require their server operating environment to provide enhanced levels of database performance and scalability in single-server machines operating with 16 or more processors.

“Windows Datacenter Server Limited Edition continues to build on the great enterprise-class features and functionality we introduced in Windows 2000 Datacenter Server,” said Cliff Reeves, vice president of the Windows .NET Server Solutions Group at Microsoft. “We made a commitment to our enterprise customers to develop cost-effective products that meet the high levels of performance, scalability, reliability and serviceability they demand. Windows Datacenter Server Limited Edition further delivers on this promise.”

Windows Datacenter Server Limited Edition is tuned and optimized for financial, telecommunications and Internet service provider, and retail customers who have large-scale database workloads. Customer scenarios include the following:

  • E-commerce online transaction processing (OLTP)

  • Online analytical processing (OLAP)

  • Data warehousing and data mining

Windows Datacenter Server Limited Edition is scheduled to be available early in the first half of 2002 from participating computer hardware manufacturers.

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