If you or your company is thinking about what Windows Server 2008 (code name: Longhorn) in your environment, but are not quite sure what to expect from a scalability and availability perspective.  Well, check out how the Microsoft.com team is putting their money where their mouth is, so to speak.  Check out the video's below.

From the article:

"Microsoft.com is the 5th most trafficked site in the world, 4th most in the US. The site is supported by roughly 80 Web servers delivering content daily to around 287M unique users via +300k concurrent connections at a rate of over 10k requests per second. Despite such a heavy load, Microsoft.com is consistently the #1 most available site on the Internet as measured by Keynote. The Operations team for MSCom had been playing with IIS7 since its early beta builds and recently finished deploying the new Web server in Windows Server 2008 Beta 3 to all its production servers."

Check out the blog entry by Eric Woersching (Microsoft Technical Product Manager) here and You can view the 38 min video here (35MB) or for higher quality (296MB), here.

~ Robert Shelton

 

- Update-

I received a question about "how to get Windows Server 2008 Beta 3?"  So, here's the link: http://www.microsoft.com/windowsserver2008/default.mspx