Windows Server powers many of the worlds’ largest datacenters, enables small businesses around the world, and delivers value to organizations of all sizes in between. Windows Server 2012 redefines the server category, delivering hundreds of new features and enhancements spanning virtualization, networking, storage, user experience, cloud computing, automation, and more. Simply put, Windows Server 2012 helps you transform your IT operations to reduce costs and deliver a whole new level of business value.
With Windows Server 2012, Microsoft delivers a server platform built on our experience of building and operating many of the world’s largest cloud-based services and datacenter. Whether you are setting-up a single server for your small business or architecting a major new datacenter environment, Windows Server 2012 will help you cloud-optimize your IT so you can fully meet your organization’s unique needs.
Windows Server 2012 Capabilities
Windows Server 2012 with Hyper-V is a virtualization platform that has helped organizations of all sizes realize considerable cost savings and operational efficiencies. With industry leading size and scale, Hyper-V is the platform of choice for you to run your mission critical workloads.
Hyper-V in Windows Server 2012 greatly expands support for host processors and memory. It now includes support for up to 64 processors and 1 terabyte of memory for Hyper-V guests, a new VHDX virtual hard disk format with larger disk capacity of up to 64 terabytes, and additional resilience.
Using Windows Server 2012 with Hyper-V, you can take advantage of new hardware technology, while still utilizing the servers you already have. This way you can virtualize today, and be ready for the future.
VDI technologies in Windows Server 2012 offer easy access to a rich, full-fidelity Windows environment running in the datacenter, from virtually any device. Through Hyper-V and Remote Desktop Services, Microsoft offers three flexible VDI deployment options in a single solution: Pooled Desktops, Personal Desktops, and Remote Desktop Sessions (formerly Terminal Services).
Windows Server 2012 makes it as straightforward to manage an entire network as a single server, giving you the reliability and scalability of multiple servers at a lower cost. Automatic rerouting around storage, server, and network failures enables file services to remain online with minimal noticeable downtime. Plus Windows Server 2012 – together with System Center 2012 SP1 – provides an end-to-end Software Defined Networking solution across public, private, and hybrid cloud implementations.
Access & Information Protection
To address these information needs and challenges, organizations have to make fundamental shifts in how they approach identity and security. Windows Server 2012 helps you to accommodate these changes through significant improvements to Active Directory, the introduction of Dynamic Access Control, and exciting new capabilities and deployment options for DirectAccess. With the new capabilities in Windows Server 2012, you will be able to better manage and protect data access, simplify deployment and management of your identity infrastructure, and provide more secure access to data from virtually anywhere.
Windows Server 2012 was designed with a strong focus on storage, from the foundation of the storage stack up, with improvements ranging from provisioning storage to how data is clustered, transferred across the network, and ultimately accessed and managed. With flexible capabilities that you can combine to meet your business needs, Windows Server 2012 storage solutions deliver the efficiency, performance, resiliency, availability, and versatility you need at every level.
Server Management and Automation
With Windows Server 2012, you can rely on new management capabilities for connecting to multiple machines through a single interface, robust automation to help improve compliance, increasing efficiency through automation and creating unified experiences across physical and virtual platforms.
Web and Application Platform
Windows Server 2012 builds on the tradition of the Windows Server family as a proven application platform, with thousands of applications already built and deployed and a community of millions of knowledgeable and skilled developers already in place.
The new features and enhancements in Windows Server 2012 can offer your organization even greater application flexibility. You can build and deploy applications either on-premises or in the cloud—or both at once, with hybrid solutions that work in both environments. It also introduces Internet Information Services 8.0 and ASP.NET 4.5 to help provide the most flexible, scalable, and secure web application hosting platform possible.
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