Microsoft introduced a new version of the Windows Server operating system on its Windows blog. "Windows Server IoT 2019" should be particularly suitable for the operation of many sensors and devices on Internet of Things (IoT), writes the US company. In addition, it was designed for the operation of the board systems.
The IoT operating system is basically a derivative of the already available Windows Server 2019, writes "Golem.de" on the launch. However, Windows Server IoT 2019 is being licensed differently in different OEMs and not through a single license as the traditional version. The software running on Windows Server 2019 also works on the IoT variant.
Internet of Things was the focus of Netzwoche's issue 15/2018. All content in the brochure can be found here.
Scalable between Edge and Cloud
"With full binary compatibility with Windows Server 2019, device manufacturers can generate class IoT Edge server devices that allow for high-performance storage and computing scenarios and compare perfectly between the cloud and the edge," Microsoft is promoting the capabilities of the New server. "Imagine network video recorders or high-end ports that connect thousands or even tens of thousands of sensors or devices, and then store, analyze, and respond to these data streams in no time."
According to the manufacturer, Windows Server IoT 2019 offers five years of main support and five years of extended support.
In addition to the new Windows server, Microsoft introduced "Azure IoT Edge for Windows". Microsoft's cloud applications could use the service at the Windows IoT entry ports. The new "Axor of Azure IoT devices for Windows" is a tool that allows users to manage sensors through the cloud. And the "Operating System Robot for Windows IoT" is to help developers build operating systems for robots.