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 with new features and enhancements in virtualization, management, storage, networking, VDI and more. We want to deliver these values to you while helping you save costs.

In order to better understand the economic benefits of upgrading to Windows Server 2012 R2, you can use Forrester's Total Economic Impact (“TEI”) study. The TEI study provides a holistic model for evaluating the economic benefits and costs associated with Windows Server 2012 R2 and System Center 2012 R2. 

The study was based on interviews conducted by Forrester with six customers who have upgraded to Windows Server 2012 R2 from Windows Service 2008 or 2012. The results? “The key benefits that were highlighted include cost savings with Software Defined Storage (SDS), improved scale and performance of large workloads with built-in virtualization and increased agility and mobility with Software Defined Networking (SDN).”[1]  Overall the study estimates a six month payback period and 3-year risk adjusted ROI of 270% for a composite organization of 15,000 employees, which is based on the characteristics of the companies interviewed.

Download “The Total Economic Impact of Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2,” a commissioned study conducted by Forrester Consulting, for free, to learn more about the key benefits, costs, and risks associated with implementing Windows Server 2012 R2 and deepen your understanding of what the private cloud means for your business.

Some of the benefits that are highlighted in the study include:

  • IT Server management cost savings
  • Storage hardware & management cost savings
  • Easier integration with cloud
  • Service improvements through Windows Server 2012 R2 capabilities

[1] Total Economic Impact of Windows Server 2012 R2 Upgrade, a commissioned study conducted by Forrester Consulting on behalf of Microsoft, June 2014

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