Windows Server 2012
Windows Server 2012 is your coveted solution !
Microsoft ships a new operating system, Windows Server 2012. This is the fifth edition of the Microsoft Windows Server operating system and part of the Windows NT operating system family. It is a Windows 8-based server version, and it draws from Windows Server 2008 R2 that is based on Windows 7. Unlike previous versions, Windows Server 2012 does not support Itanium-based computers. There are four editions where diverse functions have been added or revised on Windows Server 2008 R2 (many of which focus on cloud computing), including the updated version of Hyper-V, the role of IP address management, the new edition of Windows Task Manager and ReFS, and the new file system. Although Windows Server 2012 contains the same Metro-based controversial user interface as in Windows 8, it still has a charm bar that can be used to quickly access settings in the desktop environment. used to operate a vast number of servers and devices connected to them, whether they are physical or virtual systems and whether they are on-site or off-site. With Windows Server 2012 Beta, you can find all of Microsoft's experience in developing and running private and public clouds in the form of a dynamic, accessible and cost-effective server platform. You can read below about our latest update.
Windows Server 2012 top features
- Storage management
- IP address management
- Data deduplication
- Data management
- Data security
- Data protection
- Easy Maintenance
- Task Manager
- Cloud based services
- Remote access
- Simple virtualization
- Server Administration
- Hyper-V and Optimized DirectAccess
- Azure cloud service
- Server Manager
Learn more about Windows Server 2012 functionalities
Save storage costs
Windows Server 2012 reduces storage costs and increases the profitability of file storage by using cost-effective, high-availability and scalable storage that meets standard industry.
Opt for iSCSI storage devices
The iSCSI target server expands block-level storage services to clients and can be used with different iSCSI initiators. Otherwise, gather the storage of multiple application servers with several storage requirements. Use iSCSI Target server in order to create a cheap development and test environment.
Storage management for complex applications
Windows Server 2012 merges some outstanding tools that are responsible for migrating existing data from complex applications to new storage spaces like hierarchical storage management (HSM) and medical applications. Furthermore, it grants programming of the control of highly sensitive files of LOB applications.
IP address management (IPAM)
Windows Server 2012 ships in with a feature called IPAM. It extends an internal framework for the positioning and management of the IP address space in the network. You can run and monitor servers running Domain Name Service (DNS) and Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP). You can as well automatically find IP addresses and execute other monitoring and auditing tasks.
Data deduplication grants you the ability to search and delete duplicate data without affecting its accuracy or integrity. For that reason, it can help you save redundant data in an independent location in the system volume information (SVI) and point to the file used as the source template. This frees up space, especially when thousands of files are used on the network. There are also some constraints related to deduplication. In fact, it is out of the question to infer the system capacity, nor the VDH of the virtual machine.
Shared Nothing Live Migration
Microsoft has offered clear advantages for the virtualization market of small and medium enterprises by introducing Shared Nothing Live Migration. You are able to choose to perform live migration without helping the SAN backend, which enables you to extend the advantages of virtualization and its availability to companies that cannot tolerate the cost or complexity of each SAN.
Easy use and high performance
Windows Server 2012 uses the same Windows 8 control interface to grant flexible operation through the touch screen. The server data center already contains many features, for example, Microsoft Windows Azure ATP extends other performance refinements. In addition, this version introduces a new control interface to make searching for applications easier.
Data management and optimized virtualization
The operating system is devoted to virtualization.Actually, it contains a complete Hyper-V virtualization platform. Windows Server 2012 has a complete Hyper-V virtualization platform. The Active Directory Domain Services Installation Wizard has been changed by the Active Directory Management Center. The new data management system is intended to supply server-based data protection, so Microsoft Windows Server 2012 is particularly adequate for enterprises.
Unlimited amount of virtual machines
The operating system gathers Cloud technology to extend comprehensive security, sufficiency and innovation for future applications and solutions. It adds numerous virtual machines to your server, thus enjoying the usefulness of saving virtualization and maximizing the return on server hardware investment.
Simple interface for SMBs, with access to the cloud
This version supplies a simple interface for small and medium-sized enterprises with access to the cloud, permitting you to fully back up your PC and pre-configure access to the cloud without the need for Hyper-V virtualization.
Easy Maintenance Through Remote Web Access
Windows Server 2012 grants you the ability to access server management features via the Web. This feature will give you the ability to perform maintenance tasks on remote workstations.
Optimized installation process
The integrated wizard can help you, granting you to facilely access key information and management functions of the server. Therefore, basic computer skills are sufficient to get you started using it.
Optimal data security
The efficacious access control security feature aids you access data through metadata. This efficient access control is responsible for banning access that you think is unreasonable. Therefore, the new ReFS data system is a sequel to the popular NTFS system. It is specially developed for data server and data backup.
Optimized Task Manager
Windows Server 2012 supplies a feature which is the upgraded task manager. This feature optimizes the classification of ongoing processes through its new up-to-date interface, fixes inactive programs to save power and boostes the search of applications .
This edition is a reliable operating system with a modern and efficacious user interface. The Windows 8 operating system also provides this user interface. The interface has also been upgraded with touch screen operation. If you want to give up the modernistic user interface, Windows Server 2012 will extend you with a Core installation. This exemption allows the right to configure the Windows Server 2012 operating system using PowerShell and Windows command prompt. However, due to the use of SQL Server or Hyper-V, the Core installation has been configured as a standard configuration, and the performance of the application can be warranted.
Cloud based services and remote access
Cloud computing capabilities grant you the ability to access data Whenever and wherever you are. It assures flexibility and safe access to all data and business needs. All you need is an internet connection and a web browser to make your work real and efficacious. Windows Server 2012 has been integrated into Office 365, permitting you to generate user accounts.
Advanced tools are integrated in this version to help you protect your data from misuse or loss, and your data will be backed up by the user (not every device with file history). This feature grants you to automatically back up client computers. When the computer is harmed, you can easily restore the data.
Windows Server 2012 provides a Hyper-V virtualization platform that permits you to compress virtual machines during the live migration. As a result, it can automatically assign memory between running virtual machines. Windows Server 2012 will help you save money, energy and time while optimizing calculations.
This edition extends a full platform that can be used to build tools in a completely isolated multi-tenant environment to assure service levels, refunds and on-demand services, and ameliorate application performance and scalability, and provide it according to your needs in order to guarantee the best use of resources.
Multiple Server Administration
Windows Server 2012 provides a dashboard that can manage multiple servers from a single console (specifically completed by remote server management). You can operate multiple servers easily with just a few clicks.
Windows failover cluster
Windows Server 2012 gives you the ability to merge two or more physical servers and to even use automatic failover to increase availability during downtime that is scheduled or unscheduled.
Hyper-V and Optimized DirectAccess
The Hyper-V visualization platform upgraded your efficiency through various optimizations. Windows Server 2012 enhances DirectAccess iPv6. DirectAccess makes network technologies available to servers in the memory domain like the interleaved memory, open VHDX and QoS.
Virtualization for businesses
This option helps you configure a virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI), which supports two physical processors and two virtual machines to upgrade virtualization. This best virtualization platform will help you save a lot of money.
Windows Server 2012 extends steady recovery tools just in case. In addition, it allows you to develop websites and applications by installing support optimized for open platforms. Server 2012 economize storage costs by using VHD replication and multiple storage options.
Windows Server 2012 props Active Directory. This option stores data as objects and classifies them according to their names and attributes. AD stores information and data on sites, systems, shares, etc. following a hierarchical order.
Enhanced Microsoft Azure cloud service
Companies that purchase Windows Server 2012 will profit from leading improvements to Microsoft Azure cloud services. The operating system has many functions and can centrally run and monitor cloud and virtual servers through the network. In addition, virtual hard disks can now be easily widened, minimized or even shared during operation.
New Server Manager
Employing the new server manager interface, you are able to create server groups composed from servers that already exist on the network and manage them through a fresh user experience. In this way, you can manage tasks between each server with mutual attributes and extend specific information about any of them as needed. This feature will mostly help many organizations that do not have devoted monitoring software
Different Window Server 2012 Editions
Windows Storage Server 2012 WorkgroupThe Windows Storage Server 2012 working group
depends on the Windows Server operating system. It is upgraded for professional use and supplies a platform for adding custom storage devices to the hardware. This edition combines the ISCSI target server tool, which can hold up to 6 disks and 32 GB of memory. Windows Storage Server is a thrilling development in the storage platform. It can work on almost all hardware specifications and can simplify the management of storage devices by several manufacturers. The Windows Storage Server 2012 working group is an economic cloud storage solution.
Windows Server 2012 Foundation
The Windows Server 2012 Foundation edition is typically used for small businesses without virtualization demands. It props up to 15 users and servers with physical processors, enough to meet the needs of the majority of small businesses. However, you do not require a Windows CAL to configure Foundation Server. The server ought to be hosted on a physical computer. This edition of Windows Server 2012 props up to 15 users and only supports one physical processor. It especially targets small businesses.
Windows Server 2012 R2 Foundation
This server edition is a simple solution for any type of business, and is very adequate for professionals. Windows Server 2012 R2 Foundation received a customized edition of the most common server operating system in the world. This exclusive version is generally devoted for small businesses without virtualization requirements. It props up to 15 users and servers with physical processors. For most small businesses, these processors are more than sufficient.
Windows Server 2012 DataCenter
The Windows Server 2012 data center is used in an elevated virtualized environment. It opens an absolute field of virtualization and supplies access to all Windows Server features, including failover clustering or redundancy features. It also extends access to a hybrid license model that complies with System Center 2012 to help you generate your own cloud through a highly safe connection. The operating system is plain to install and operate. It is perfect for enterprises of all sizes that prioritize virtualization and hybrid cloud environments.
Windows Server 2012R2 DataCenter
Windows Server 2012 R2 DataCenter is an effective server operating system that centers its attention on virtualization and data backup on the cloud to attain optimal network management and security. This edition is intended for large enterprises that demand high virtualization capacity and want to maximize its adequacy and operational performance. This is a plain to diffuse, cost-effective, application-centric and user-oriented solution. Server 2012 R2 DataCenter grants you to raise the productivity and functionality of your server.
Windows Server 2012 Essentials
Windows Server 2012 Essentials is an operating system that guarantees the best management and security of your network. This version is intended to grant small and medium enterprises to profit from Microsoft cloud solutions. This edition does not prop virtualization and supports two processors. This edition is the perfect solution for SMBs who want to take usefulness of Microsoft's cloud-based solutions and simplify network user management. In addition, it is characterized by simple use and massive range of functions. Even with poor computer skills, you are able to use it with the integrated wizard, which can always help you. This edition of Windows Server 2012 is ideal as it is confined to 25 users or 50 devices, there is no time limit, and it backs up to two processors.
Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials
Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials is the following essential edition and it is an operating system that guarantees optimal management and security of your networks similar to the first edition. This edition is destined for SMBs to get advantage from Microsoft cloud solutions. However, it does not prop virtualization and does support two processors. Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials is the fabulous server solution for small businesses. 2012 R2 Essentials offers all the features to build and run the best network in the business. When installing as a member server, you can have more than one OS Essentials in your field.
Windows Server 2012 Standard
Windows Server 2012 Standard is an OS and it is the full multilingual edition for optimal networks management and security. Windows Server 2012 Standard presents years of experience implementing Cloud and its services in the server management area. This edition completely suits small and medium businesses. Windows 2012 Server Standard is a feasible and reliable system that extends a wide group of new features and several new ameliorations, namely, the modern Windows 8 user interface with touch screen, new programs such as ideal server options with an elevated level of performance. This edition involves the use of two physical processors. Therefore, it permits the establishment of two virtual instances or virtual machines.
Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard
Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard is the second Standard edition of Windows Server 2012. It is also the full multilingual version for optimal management and security of your networks. Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard presents many years of experience executing Cloud and its services in the server management zone. Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials meets your needs as an administrator in a small business. This server edition enhances two physical processes and two virtual machines so that you will be able to save money. Benefit from these many features and extend your server farm with the reliable Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard.
Microsoft provides companies with Windows Server 2012, the latest generation server operating system. The server combines a new file system ReFS (Resilient File System) to upgrade data management and security, and plays a significant role in interoperability as it is getting closer and closer to the cloud. Windows Server 2012 fuses the Metro interface, which is very precious for Microsoft to ameliorate the ergonomics and accessibility of the system.