Microsoft Launches Server for Private Cloud Systems

Software giant Microsoft has launched the release candidate for its upcoming Windows Server AppFabric.

Windows Server AppFabric is expected to play a key role in establishing Microsoft as a major player in the private cloud market, allowing users to create and maintain their own cloud-based systems.

Microsoft will officially launch the tool during the Application Infrastructure Virtual Launch Event. The launch will be accompanied by a number of webcasts and a virtual trade show, at which

Microsoft will explain the thinking behind its Windows Server AppFabric.

In addition to the Windows Server AppFabric RC, Microsoft has also launched the beta version of BizTalk Server 2010 integration server.

Cliff Simpkins, the senior product manager in the Developer Platform and Tools group with Microsoft said: “Together with the already available Windows Azure AppFabric, Windows Server AppFabric and BizTalk Server 2010 form Microsoft’s application infrastructure technologies, bring even more value to the Windows Server application server.”

The new Windows Server AppFabric is set to allow customers to "build, scale and manage Web and composite applications that run on IIS.”