Microsoft launches Windows Server 2012

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Microsoft has announced the general availability of Windows Server 2012. “The operating system has always been the heartbeat of IT and is now undergoing a renaissance in the new world of continuous cloud services, connected devices and big data,” said Satya Nadella, President of Microsoft Server and Tools Business.

Windows Server 2012 incorporates traditionally separate technologies such as advanced storage, networking, virtualization and automation capabilities. A survey of 70 early adopter customers from across the globe revealed that they expect, on an average, 52% reduction in downtime, 41% reduction in workload deployment time and 15 hours of productivity time saved per year, per employee. 91% of the companies surveyed expected a reduction in server administration labor and 88% expect reduction in network administration labor.

ISGN, a technology, analytics and services provider to over 400 US mortgage lenders, including 7 of the top 10, is using Windows Server 2012 to build its private Cloud infrastructure.

Kumaran Mudaliar, VP Information Technology at ISGN, commented, “Windows Server 2012 and System Center have helped us reduce our costs significantly and in our ability to rapidly provision and deploy services to meet our business commitments.”

“Windows Server 2012 helps customers achieve a modern data center without boundaries, providing flexibility to build and deploy applications on-premises, in the Cloud and in a hybrid environment. Designed as a modern platform for world’s applications, Windows Server 2012 dramatically changes the IT economics of storage for high availability and continuous services. It empowers IT to provide users with flexible access to data and applications anywhere on any device with simplified management, security and control,” commented Srikanth Karnakota, Director Server and Cloud Business, Microsoft India.

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