Microsoft just announced that the official product name for its next server operating system as Windows Server 2012. This is the next release after Windows Server 2008 R2 in the server family which is based on Windows Server 8 code name. The new server operating system is expected to be released later this year sometime along with Windows 8.
The beta release of Windows Server 8 is already available for users to evaluate from the official website. Windows Server 2012 is expected to have new online backup service for its customers based on Azure cloud platform.
In the press release from Microsoft, the company spokesman also announced Microsoft System Center 2012 which will be out of beta. More information about System Center 2012 and Microsoft private cloud is available here.