It is likely your organization uses or is planning to use a combination of on-premises and off-premises IT resources and tools for building a hybrid environment. To protect your existing investment in on-premises applications as you begin to migrate to the cloud, you need a scalable application and web platform and the means to manage your applications and websites in a unified way.
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.
As your organization plans for and moves to a hybrid or cloud-based environment, Windows Server 2012 provides the tools you need to build, provision, and manage multitenant environments while still supporting your large enterprise or the many customers hosted within your infrastructure.