The Planet adds Windows Server 2008

The Planet, a privately held dedicated hosting company, today announced the addition of Windows Server 2008 to its full line of dedicated server operating systems.

The company states that it is now offering four editions of the operating system, available immediately on all servers in their broad fleet. It further declares that its offering includes Windows Server 2008 Web Edition, which is free on single-processor servers.

The company explained that the Windows Server 2008 features enhanced capabilities and powerful tools that build on the strengths of its predecessors.

The new operating system delivers enhanced Web tools, virtualisation technologies and security features that, backed by their network and six data centers, provide a secure and scalable hosted IT environment.

"As more companies move their complex IT infrastructures to hosted environments, they're looking for the broadest portfolio of offerings to support their strategic business requirements," said Urvish Vashi, director of product management for The Planet.

"Windows Server-based solutions are one of the fastest-growing operating system segments in our business, and we expect this growth to accelerate by offering the added security, scalability and unique features that Windows Server 2008 and IIS 7.0 provide."

"With the addition of Windows Server 2008, we are excited to help The Planet offer its customers an easy-to-manage and reliable platform for the development and hosting of Web applications and services," said John Zanni, director of Worldwide Hosting at Microsoft Corp.

"The new capabilities available in Windows Server 2008, the core of the Microsoft hosting platform for service providers, will allow The Planet's customers to experience significant new features that enhance their IT infrastructure."

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