|Why should your customers upgrade to Windows Server 2012 R2 & Microsoft Azure?Reduce costs and get the most out of their IT investment
With virtualisation included in Windows Server 2012 R2, they can run more applications on a single server, helping save on hardware costs and power bills. With Microsoft Azure, they can reduce capital expenses by leveraging infrastructure cloud services such as Azure, Microsoft’s public cloud platform, instead of buying new hardware, wherever it makes sense for their business.Stay open for business even if disaster strikes
40 percent of businesses never reopen after disaster strikes. Build effective data backup, help your customers cut data loss and recover quickly without significant capital investment in hardware and backup media through Windows Server 2012 R2 and Microsoft Azure’s automated backup solution. Azure is Microsoft’s public Cloud, a global network of Microsoft-managed datacentres, connected and integrated with your existing IT environment.Get easy and cost-effective data storage
Your customers work with all kinds of files and data today, from presentations, to spreadsheets, to photos and videos. Make sure they always have plenty of space to store and access their files–and control who can access what–without spending a fortune for a storage solution. Virtualize their storage and deliver reliable and scalable SAN-like storage solutions at a fraction of the cost Storage Spaces technologies built-into Windows Server 2012 R2.Forrester Research[i] studied the effects of upgrading to Windows Server 2012 R2 from Windows Server 2008 on a range of organizations, and calculated a return on investment of 270%. Its analysis reveals that server management costs can be expected to decline by 35% and payback achieved within six months[ii].
[i] The Total Economic Impact of Windows Server 2012 R2: A Forrester Total Economic Impact™ Study Commissioned By Microsoft
[ii] To calculate these results, Forrester applied the benefits observed by a range of large companies and organizations, and applied them to a hypothetical, global, US-based company, with 350 Windows Server hosts and 1,000 virtualized Windows Server instances.