Windows Server 2012

Cloud Optimise Your IT

When it comes to building a private cloud, offering cloud services, or connecting more securely to clouds, the message is clear: Your organisation wants a consistent, integrated approach that helps you solve fundamental business and IT challenges. You also want assurance that a growing set of devices can take advantage of new applications and services that can be deployed on-premises and in public cloud environments. Using Windows Server 2012 to cloud optimise your IT provides an optimal solution to meet these unique needs.

Windows Server 2012 Editions Windows Server 2012 delivers the power of many servers with the simplicity of one Windows Server 2012 enables the modern workstyle Windows Server 2012 opens the door to every app on any cloud

Windows Server 2012 Editions

Windows Server 2012 vs Windows Server 2008

Windows Server 2012 Editions Comparison

Windows Server 2012 for small business

Windows Server 2012 Editions Comparison

One Small Business Edition
built on Windows Server 2012 technology

  • Per Server Licensing
  • Limited to 2 Processors
  • Up to 25 User Accounts and 50 devices
  • One OSE per license (physical or virtual)

Entry-level edition of Windows Server 2012 designed for very small business environments

  • Per Server Licensing
  • Limited to 1 Processor
  • Up to 15 User Accounts
  • No virtualisation rights

Windows Server 2012 delivers the power of many servers with the simplicity of one

Windows Server 2012 is designed for IT pros to optimise for the cloud while satisfying business needs faster and more efficiently by providing a highly available, easy-to-manage, multiserver platform that offers the following benefits:

Flexible storage, to offer diverse storage choices that deliver performance, efficiency, and innovation while taking advantage of industry-standard hardware.

Continuous availability, to provide cost-effective, highly available services, with protection against a wide range of failure scenarios.

Management efficiency, to automate a broader set of management tasks, simplify deployment of major workloads, and provide the path toward full lights-out automation.

With Windows Server 2012, you can manage systems better through software-based policy controls, take advantage of tools such as a comprehensive set of the Windows PowerShell command-line interface and scripting language for ubiquitous automation of your server environment, and increase the cost efficiency of your private cloud platform.

Windows Server 2012 enables the modern workstyle

Cloud optimised IT supports a mobile and flexible work style that gives people access to information and data regardless of the infrastructure, network, device, or application in use. It also supports robust information governance and compliance with regulations-key areas that organisations need to control to expand globally.

Windows Server 2012 empowers IT to provide users with flexible access to data and applications from virtually anywhere, on popular devices-all with a rich user experience. It also simplifies management and improves data security, control, and compliance. Windows Server 2012 offers the following benefits to IT pros and end users:

Access from virtually anywhere, any device, with easier, on-demand access to a virtualised work environment, including from branch locations and public connectivity services.

Full Windows experience anywhere, with a personalised and rich user experience on popular devices, while adapting to different network conditions quickly and responsively.

Enhanced data security and compliance, where central audit and access policies enable fine control of access to data and corporate resources based on strong identity, data classification, and simplified administration for remote access.

Windows Server 2012 opens the door to every app on any cloud

Windows Server 2012 is a proven application and web platform that includes thousands of applications already built and deployed. It offers the flexibility to build infrastructure across premises on an open, scalable, and elastic web and application platform. Windows Server 2012 is:

Flexible, to enable hybrid and symmetrical applications across the datacenter and the cloud.

Scalable and elastic, to provide frameworks, services, and tools to increase scalability and elasticity for multitenant-aware applications and websites.

Open, to enable business-critical applications and to enhance support for open frameworks, open-source applications, and various development languages.

Windows Server 2012 Keynote 2: Transform the Datacentre

Windows Server 2012 Keynote 3: Enable Modern Apps

Windows Server 2012 Keynote 4: Empower People-centric IT

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