Windows Server 2012 R2 creates highly available storage using “just a bunch of disks” (JBOD) enclosures and hard disks. You can reduce the cost of storage dramatically without sacrificing performance. The datasheet here has more details about software-defined storage in Windows Server 2012 R2.
Windows Server 2012 R2 for Embedded Systems (binary identical to Windows Server 2012 R2) is now available for Embedded Direct original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) to license with all 19 languages available for electronic download. The product will be generally available on Nov. 1.
The “R2 Wave” grew a lot closer on Wednesday with the release to manufacturing (RTM) of Windows Server 2012 R2. These milestones are always exciting for the product teams; however, they’re particularly proud of this release says Corporate Vice President for Windows Server and System Center Brad Anderson, because it delivers “a lot more than just one year’s worth of innovation since the release of Windows Server 2012!”
This week in San Francisco, just a block away from VMworld, you’ll find another breed of enthusiasts – Microsoft Hyper-V and System Center technical experts. VMworld attendees are invited to come by for a scoop of some of San Francisco’s finest frozen custard and get the scoop on Hyper-V features and stats that just might surprise you.
The Openness @ Microsoft blog reports that a growing number of historically open source customers are embracing Microsoft technologies. Caixa Economica Federal bank in Brazil recently joined the group.
Microsoft will release Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows System Center 2012 R2 and the latest update to Windows Intune on Oct. 18, the same day Windows 8.1 will be released. According to Microsoft Corporate Vice President of Windows Server and System Center Brad Anderson, the timing is no coincidence.
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 evaluation – here is a consolidated list of some of the new innovations you’ll find.