SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 3, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- InformationWeek Reports (http://reports.informationweek.com), a service provider for peer-based IT research and analysis, announced the release of its latest research report. Windows 8 Survival Guide: Server 2012 encompasses analysis of results from InformationWeek's recent Windows 8 Survey and guides readers in determining a timeline for deployment of Microsoft's latest server OS. More than 850 business technology professionals responded to this poll.
Windows Server 2012 is being overshadowed by Windows 8; however, the server side of Microsoft's ambitious road map will likely make a far greater impact on most companies in 2013 vs. the client-side OS. The 452 respondents at organizations upgrading to Windows 8 have an average of 26% of their servers still running on Windows Server 2003 (22%) Windows Server 2000 (4%).
- 77% of our survey respondents have Microsoft Hyper-V in use now (34%) or are open to adopting the hypervisor.
- 22% now run Windows Server 2003; by 2014, that number will drop to just 5%.
- 20% say single pane of glass management for all Windows Servers in the domain will have a significant impact on their shops.
- 3% say they'll wait for Service Pack 1 to deploy Server 2012.
The report author, Randy George, has covered a wide range of network infrastructure and information security topics in his six years as a contributor to InformationWeek and Network Computing.
For full access to the research data, members can download now: http://reports.informationweek.com/abstract/24/9015/Storage-Server/windows-8-survival-guide-server-2012.html?cid=rpt_press_rls
"We haven't seen much in the trade press about Server 2012's support for single-pane-of-glass management for all Windows Servers in a domain," says Lorna Garey, content director of InformationWeek Reports. "But our respondents are more interested in that than even a more-capable version of Hyper-V."
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