Experience greater flexibility and agility

Windows Server 2012 R2 brings our experience delivering global-scale cloud services into your infrastructure with features and enhancements in virtualisation, management, storage, networking, virtual desktop infrastructure, access and information protection, and the web and application platform.

Benefits

With Windows Server 2012 R2 you can scale to run your most important workloads with robust recovery options. You’ll achieve value quickly with a wide range of cost-effective, high-performance storage options and simplified delivery of multi-tenant IT services. You can build, deploy, operate, and monitor applications on premises and in the cloud. Empower users with secure access to corporate resources on the devices they choose.

Enterprise-class

Enterprise-class

Improve performance and scale capacity more efficiently to run your largest workloads while enabling robust recovery options to protect against outages.

Simple and cost-effective

Simple and cost-effective

Deliver multi-tenant-aware storage and networking multi-tenancy capabilities for storage and networking on low-cost, industry-standard hardware.

Application focused

Application focused

With enhanced support for open frameworks, you can build, deploy, and scale applications and websites with more flexibility by unlocking application portability between on-premises environments and public and service provider clouds.

User-centric

User-centric

Deploy a virtual desktop infrastructure and lower storage costs significantly using a broad range of storage options and VHD deduplication.

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Fashion retailer sets the trend in business agility, launches hybrid cloud solution

Fashion retailer sets the trend in business agility, launches hybrid cloud solution

Paul Smith used Windows Server, Hyper-V, and Microsoft System Center hybrid cloud and data center technologies to virtualise more than 80 percent of its servers, improve data center density by 200 percent, and save more than £840,000 (US$1.4 million) in IT costs in one year.

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Airline boosts IT efficiency, business resiliency with private cloud solution

Airline boosts IT efficiency, business resiliency with private cloud solution

United Airlines uses Windows Server 2012 R2 Hyper-V Replica and Microsoft Azure Site Recovery to expedite the migration and consolidation of virtual machines and mission critical services to its new datacenter in Chicago and provide high availability services when hardware fails.

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