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Today’s world of continuous services and connected devices demands that applications and data will be up and available. Because today’s world demands mission-critical capabilities, we believe achieving mission critical is no longer reserved for the few who have mega IT budgets. The new mission critical is about supporting your business objectives while delivering irrefutable ROI.
With SQL Server 2012 just released to manufacturing, we’re excited to share how SQL Server has been battle-tested for the new mission critical with proven ROI.
Battle-Tested by Global Organizations
We’ve already seen hundreds of global organizations quickly adopt SQL Server 2012, including Volvo Car Corp., Revlon, the HSN, Sanofi Pasteur, Klout and LG Chemical, to name a few. Customers are already experiencing a wide range of value from SQL Server 2012 including leading availability and performance, business-changing self-service BI capabilities, and built-in connection points and development infrastructure for Hybrid IT—helping make SQL Server 2012 their cost-savings platform for the future.
Let’s take a closer look at what early adopters have already experienced with SQL Server 2012:
As reflected in the customer examples above, SQL Server 2012 delivers the high-value mission critical support, built-in, that today’s world demands. The new mission critical is about supporting your business while delivering irrefutable ROI.
Customers were excited to talk to Forrester Consulting for a Microsoft-commissioned study on the Total Economic Impact (TEI) of upgrading to SQL Server 2012. The objective of the Forrester TEI framework was to identify the cost, benefit, flexibility, and risk factors that affect the investment decision. This study found that SQL Server 2012 delivers an ROI of up to 189% with a 1-year payback period¹.
We couldn’t be more excited to launch SQL Server 2012 to deliver on the needs of the new mission critical – where mission critical is simply expected with proven ROI while helping enable future growth.
¹ Total Economic Impact of SQL Server 2012 Upgrade, a commissioned study conducted by Forrester Consulting on behalf of Microsoft, March 2012