Introducing .Net Enterprise Servers
Servers are a comprehensive set of servers that are designed and developed
to seamlessly interact with data and applications spread across an enterprise.
The name of .Net Enterprise Servers have been renamed to Windows Server System. The .Net Enterprise Servers is thus an umbrella term to describe all the server-based Microsoft products such as SQL Server, BizTalk server, Commerce server, Content Management server, Exchange server, Hosting Integrations server, Internet Security and Acceleration server, Project server, Systems Management server, Real-Time Communications server, SharePoint Portal server, and Microsoft Operations Manager and Application Center.
The foundation for .Net Enterprise Servers is the Microsoft Windows Server 2003 operating system, which was developed to cater to the needs of all the above mentioned servers. This platform provides services that include:
The common security model, directory services, and operations and management services.
The major application definition and programming model through .Net Framework that enables software integration using XML web services.
The core data and collaboration services to support the Information Worker Infrastructure.
As a result of this common infrastructure services by one platform, .Net Enterprise Servers provide a comprehensive and interoperable infrastructure for IT professionals to reduce complexity and costs, simplify development, management, and operations, and deliver high-value, information-rich business applications. The .Net Enterprise Servers also help enterprises to leverage investments in hardware, software, training, and build upon their own existing systems. .Net Enterprise Servers deliver four types of interoperability such as data access integration, host integration, application integration, security and network integration.
.Net Enterprise Servers includes integrated, industry standards XML support for easy data exchange between businesses and enterprise systems. In addition, Microsoft Windows 2000 Server has XML parser, support for XML streaming and persistence, XML record-set translation, and support for building XML data islands in Microsoft Internet Explorer.
technologies and the .Net Enterprise Servers can be utilized by enterprises
to create productive environment for developing enterprise Web applications.
Thus, through the common infrastructure of .Net Enterprise Servers and
.Net technology, .Net Enterprise Servers ensure that the advantages such
as application integration and business process automation work well for
the line-of-business applications. Moreover these applications can be
extended and connected with other applications of your customers, partners,