Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials, the latest version of Windows Small Business Server Essentials, offers a flexible, affordable, and easy-to-use server solution for small businesses with up to 25 users and 50 devices. An ideal first server, Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials can also be used as the primary server in a multi-server environment for small businesses. Windows Server 2012 R2 is the best and ideal server for Small and midsize companies. It comes with Extended email options Office 365 email, hosted email, and Exchange as well Richer device management (automated Health Reports, File History). here are some of the FAQ’s about Server 2012 R2.
Q1. What is Windows Server 2012 R2?
A: Windows Server 2012 R2 captures Microsoft’s experience of delivering global-scale cloud services to provide an enterprise-class server and cloud platform. It lets you optimize performance for your most important workloads and helps to protect against service outages with robust recovery options. It reduces complexity and cost with comprehensive automation plus storage and networking virtualization solutions based on industry-standard hardware. It lets you build, run, and scale applications that can move between your datacenter and the cloud, and allows you to provide your users with flexible remote access from virtually anywhere and any device while helping to protect corporate information.
Q2. Our current version of Windows Server is working, why should we consider upgrading?
A: The number of major technology advances Microsoft has delivered in Windows Server over the last ten years is astounding. Breakthrough innovations and enhancements in the areas of performance, availability, business continuity, data storage, and remote access make Windows Server 2012 R2 an incredible technology value.
Q3. I have plenty of time to think about Windows Server 2003 migration. Why start now?
A: End-of-life for Windows Server 2003 is July 14, 2015. You should identify your options and start designing your migration plan right away. This will save you hassle later but, most importantly, enable you to begin realizing the benefits of a modern infrastructure as soon as possible.
Q4. Won’t it be expensive to upgrade our servers?
A: Outdated IT infrastructures can be expensive to maintain. Windows Server 2012 R2 helps to simplify IT with a range of centralized, easy-to-use management tools. With virtualization built-in, Windows Server 2012 R2 gives your business what you need to get the most out of your server resources by combining multiple workloads on the same physical hardware. Windows Server 2012 R2 also includes new capabilities that help simplify management, reduce downtime, decrease storage cost, and enable easier mobile access to line-of-business applications. There’s never been a better time to modernize your business IT.
Q5. How difficult will it be to upgrade?
A: The answer depends on what applications you’re running now and whether they are supported on Windows Server 2012 R2. One of the great benefits of virtualization is how easy it makes the upgrade process. By virtualizing your servers, you are separating the entire workload, including all apps and data, from the physical machine. Once virtualized, moving the contents to a new server is trivial. Virtualization also makes it possible to run older software versions side-by-side with the latest technology. Contact your Microsoft partner for an assessment of your server upgrade needs.
Q6. How is Windows Server 2012 R2 licensed?
A: Windows Server 2012 R2 will continue to have same licensing model as Windows Server 2012 with two editions available in volume licensing, Standard Edition and Datacenter Edition. Editions are differentiated by virtualization rights only (two OSEs for Standard; unlimited OSEs for Datacenter). A single license covers up to two physical processors.
How Can we help?
The next step in understanding how a server can help your business is to assess your current environment: your computers, applications, and network. From there, we can provide recommendations for an IT roadmap that leads into the future, so your IT will support your business as you grow.
We can help you all along the way to ensure that you and your team are well prepared to support your next wave of growth. Contact us for complete support on Windows Server 2012.
Synergy IT Solutions can provide you with a robust Microsoft solution for data and computer protection to help you secure your business without a lot of hassle. The solution offers simplified, automatic back ups; built-in disaster recovery with Microsoft’s online back-up service; and centralized IT management through a single, IT dashboard.