OS for Windows VMS: Server vs. 7

By Brian Rhodes, Published Aug 21, 2012, 08:00pm EDT (Info+)

How important is it to choose a 'server' version of an operating system? While every major VMS developer supports Windows 7, many new enterprise video servers are built using Server 2008 R2. Do the different versions impact performance? In this note, we contrast the two versions, describe how their differences affect VMS servers, and share feedback from VMS companies on which platform they recommend.

Key Differences

******* ********** **** ******* *** **** ******, **** *** same ******* *****, *** ***** *** same ***. **** ***********'* *** *******, *** ********** *** ********* *********** are *******. *******, * ****** **** at *** *** ********* ****** **** differences **** ********* ***** ********** *******:

  • **/** *** *************:******* * *** ** ********* ** either *******, ***** ****** ** ** is ** *** ****. (*******, ***** 32 *** ******** *** ***** ** run.) **** ********** *** ******* ***** hardware **** ***** **** ** *** the ****** **.
  • ******* ******** ****:*** ** ** ******** **** '*****', ******* 7 ******** * ******** ****, *** Server **** ** ******** * ******** CPUs. *** ******** ** ************ ******* will *** ******* **** **** * physical **********. *******, *** *********** **** hundreds ** ********* *******, **** ********** power *** ** *********. ** **** circumstance ****** ** ***** ** ******** if *** ********* ****** ******** * or **** ****.
  • ******** **** ******* ***********: ******* * ******* ** ************, while ****** **** ** ******** ********* connections. ********* ** *** *** ******** deployed **** *** ***** *** ****** of ************ ******* ******* ** *** video ********.
  • ***** ********** ****:******* * ******* ******* ****** ********** settings** *******, *** **** **** ** disabled ** ***** ** ****** ********* is ****** **** ** ******. ****** 2008 ** **** *** **** ***** settings *******.
  • ***** ****** *******:** **** *****, *********** ***** ***** do *** **** ****** ** ******** of *******, ***** *********** ******* *** not ********* ******** ** ****** ****-*** graphics ** ***** *********.
  • *****:****** ******** ********* * ***************** ******* $*** *** $***, *********** **** ** ******** ***** ******* $*** *** $***.

Which ****** ** ****?

****** **** *******: *** ******* ****** ******, ***** is ****** ********** *********** ********** ******* versions. ***** **** ******* ******* *** require * '*****-****' ********* ****** **** also ****** ** * ******* ******, it *** ** ************ ** *** Windows * ***** *** ******** ***** driver *******. ***** ***********, **** ****** of ***** ****** ******, *** ********* operating ****** ********* ***** ****** ** server ****.

******* ******:*************, ******* * ** *** * preinstalled ** ****** **** ******** * server **** **** ** **. **** reinforces *** ********** **** ****** **** R2 ** ******** ********* ******* '**** ** *** *** ** *** always ****' *** ******* '****** **** ** *** ******** ****** globally ****' ** ** *********** *** *******.

*** ********:** ***** ******* *** ******* *** feedback ** *** ******** "****** **** R2 ** *** *?" ** ***** portions ** ***** ******** ********* *****:

  • "[**** *** *** ********], ***** *** basically ***** *** ** ********** ** using ******* **** ****** **** ******* 7."
  • "**** ** *********** **** ****** ** deploy ****** **** ** ** **** offer **** ********** ** ***** ** deployment *** ********. ** ** ********* they "****" *** *** *********** ******* with."
  • "** ****** ************* - **** ******** or ********* ** ******* - ****** 2008 *** ********* ****** **** *********, data, ****** ****** ********* ******** *** is ********* ********* *** ******* *************."
  • "** *** ******** *** **, ***** may ** **** ******* *** ******* 2008 ****** ** * ******, *** making ** ****** ** ****** *** more ******, *** ******* * ** pretty **** ***** ****."
  • "** ******* *****, ** *** *** using * ******* ** *** * VMS ****** - ******* **'* ** a ****-***** ******* ** ** * rack ******* *** - ** *******'* be **** *** ***** ********. **'* a ******** **** ** **** ******** system *** ****** ** ******* ** such - ** *** ******* ** YouTube ** **."

**** **** ** ***** **** **** VMS ****** ** ******* ***** *** restrictions ** *********** *** ** ******.

Windows ****** ** *******

*** ****** ** ** *** ******* Server **********, * ******** ********* ********* ****** **** **, ******* ** price ** ******* * ***, **** drops **** ****** *************** **** *** less ****** ** ** **** ** VMS ***********. *** **** ********** *** tradeoffs ******* ****** ******** *** ********** version [**** ** ****** *********]. *** most ******* ********** *** ********** ** no ******* *** '*****-*', *********'* ************** platform.

*** *******, *********** ******** * ****** OS *** ***** *** ****** ******** but ******** ******* ****** **** ** Web ******* **** ******** **** ******** of ***** * ****** ** *** at * **** ***** **** **** the ******** *******.

**********

***** ********* ***** **** ******* * workstation ** ** * ****** ***********, the *********** *********** *** ***** *** the ********* ****** ****** ********** *** administration. ***** ** *** ******** ***** report ******* ** ** **+ ******* on ******* * [**** ** ****** available] ******* *****.

**** * *** ****** ** ******** to ** ******** ** * ****** farm ******* ** ** ** **********, keeping **** * ****** ** ***** maintain '********' *** ********* **************. *******, for **** ****** ************ *** ***** alone ************ ***********, ******* * ********* provide *** **** '****' *** **** 'buck'.

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