Windows Server 2012 R2 Preview #WS2012R2 #msteched   3 comments

At the heart of the Microsoft Cloud OS vision, Windows Server 2012 R2 brings Microsoft’s experience delivering global-scale cloud services into your infrastructure. Windows Server 2012 R2 offers exciting new features and enhancements across virtualization, storage, networking, virtual desktop infrastructure, access and information protection, and more. Windows Server 2012 R2 is currently in preview and will be available soon for evaluation purposes. image

 

Enterprise-class

New and enhanced features allow you to take advantage of even better performance and more efficient capacity utilization in your datacenter, helping you increase the agility of your business. Windows Server 2012 R2 offers a proven, enterprise-class virtualization and cloud platform that can scale to continuously run your largest workloads while enabling robust recovery options to protect against service outages.

Simple and cost-effective

Windows Server 2012 R2 also gives you resilient, multi-tenant-aware storage and networking capabilities for a wide range of workloads. It delivers these capabilities at a fraction of the cost of other solutions, through the use of low-cost, industry-standard hardware. With automation of a broad set of management tasks built-in, Windows Server 2012 R2 simplifies the deployment of major workloads and increases operational efficiencies.

System Center 2012 R2

System Center 2012 R2 captures Microsoft’s experience building and operating large cloud services to deliver a comprehensive cloud and datacenter management solution across your on-premises environments, hosting service providers, and Windows Azure. System Center 2012 R2 is currently in preview to support product evaluation.

See for yourself how the unique set of capabilities and features can provide enterprise-class management, reduced complexity and infrastructure costs, deep application and workload insight, and heterogeneous datacenter management.

System Center 2012 R2 effectively manages the scale and performance that Windows Server 2012 R2 offers.  Building on System Center 2012, this release enables at-scale management of major Windows Server 2012 R2 capabilities, including running VM snapshots, dynamic VHDX resize, and Storage Spaces.   System Center 2012 R2 also extends software-defined networking in Windows Server 2012 R2 with provisioning and management support for a multitenant VPN gateway to enable seamless extension of datacenter capacity.  System Center 2012 R2 will continue to help you provision and manage a flexible hybrid IT environment that adapts dynamically to changing business needs, including migrating workloads to Windows Azure Virtual Machines and managing them consistently.

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Posted June 5, 2013 by Robert Smit [MVP] in Windows Server 2012 R2

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