Windows Server 2012 R2, heart of the Cloud OS, now generally available

Microsoft’s longtime experience in building some of the largest cloud applications in the world pays off handsomely with its release Friday of Windows Server 2012 R2, now generally available.

Windows Server 2012 R2 gives businesses, no matter how large or small, the kinds of storage, networking and security needed to operate not only today, but in the future.

“With the increase in new applications, the explosion of data, and growing end-user expectations for continuous services, there has come a significant increase in storage demands,” the Windows Server Blog shares.

Windows Server 2012 R2 is designed with a strong focus on storage capabilities, “including improvements in the provisioning, accessing, and managing of storage and the transfer of data across the network that resides on that storage. The end result is a storage solution that delivers the efficiency, performance, resiliency, availability, and versatility you need at every level.”

Windows Server 2012 R2 also makes it “straightforward to manage an entire network as a single server, giving you the reliability and scalability of multiple servers
at a lower cost.”

To learn more about the capabilities of Windows Server 2012 R2, head over to the Windows Server Blog.

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Suzanne Choney
Microsoft News Center Staff