Somewhere between the physical and the virtual
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There are quite a few products that make up the Microsoft Cloud OS vision. Windows Server 2012 R2 is in preview right now and ready for your evaluation. We also have a strong management platform that make up the System Center family of products. They are designed to have tight integration with the core being Windows Server.
If you are looking for information on Windows Server 2012 R2, we have been rolling out detailed information though Brad Anderson’s What’s New in 2012 R2 blog series. That will continue but we thought you would like a short consolidated list for consideration. Here are some of the new innovations in Windows Server 2012 R2.
Storage transformation – Delivers breakthrough performance at a fraction of the cost
Software defined networking – Provides new levels of agility and flexibility
Virtualization and live migration – Provides an integrated and high-performance virtualization platform
Access & Information Protection – Empowering your users to be productive while maintaining control and security of corporate information with Windows Server 2012 R2
Java application monitoring – Enables deep application insight into Java applications.
This is by no means a comprehensive lists of new features and benefits, but we just wanted to give you some information on the key focus areas. For those of you interested in downloading some of the products and trying them, here are some resources to help you: