Dubai, United Arab Emirates — Sept. 16, 2012 — Today, at a regional launch
event, Samer Abu Ltaif, General Manager Microsoft Gulf, announced the launch of
Windows Server 2012. In his keynote speech, Abu Ltaif described how Windows Server
2012 is a cornerstone of the Cloud OS that provides customers with a modern platform
for the world’s applications.
The event was also attended by Microsoft’s key partners, HP and Intel, who were
represented by Eyad Shihabi, Managing Director, HP Middle East and Nassir Nauthoa,
General Manager, Gulf Countries at Intel and who also took part in the keynote speech
at the event at the Le Royal Méridien Beach Resort & Spa in Dubai.
“The operating system has always been the heartbeat of IT and is now undergoing
a renaissance in the new world of continuous cloud services, connected devices and
big data,” said Abu Ltaif. “Microsoft’s unique legacy in the most widely used operating
systems, applications and cloud services positions us to deliver the Cloud OS, based
on Windows Server and Windows Azure, helping customers achieve a datacenter without
Enabling the Modern Datacenter
Microsoft built Windows Server 2012 from the cloud up, applying its experience operating
global datacenters that rely on hundreds of thousands of servers to deliver more
than 200 cloud services. Windows Server 2012 expands the definition of a server
operating system and adds significant new advancements in virtualization, storage,
networking and automation. Hundreds of new features can help customers achieve a
transformational leap in the speed, scale and power of their datacenters and applications.
In combination with Windows Azure and System Center, Windows Server 2012 empowers
customers to manage and deliver applications and services across private, hosted
and public clouds.
Customers Find Success With Windows Server 2012
Customers can use their existing skills and investments in systems management, application
development, database, identity and virtualization to take advantage of Windows
Server 2012 and realize the promise of cloud computing. Many enterprise customers
are already seeing tremendous value in early deployments. A survey of 70 early adopter
customers from across the globe revealed that they expect, on average, 52 percent
reduction in downtime, 41 percent reduction in workload deployment time, and 15
hours of productivity time saved per year, per employee. 91 percent of the companies
surveyed expect a reduction in server administration labor, and 88 percent expect
reduction in network administration labor.*
More information about Windows Server 2012 and the Cloud OS is available
here. Read Satya Nadella, president of Microsoft Server and Tools Business’s
post on The Official Microsoft Blog
here. The conversation on Twitter can be followed at #WinServer.
For more information
PR Lead – Microsoft Gulf
Tel: + 9714 321 0077