The end of support for the Windows Server 2003 family of products is July 14, 2015. After that date, all patches and security updates will cease, and any businesses continuing to run Windows Server 2003 will face compliance issues and increased vulnerabilities.
Saudi Airlines, one of the largest airlines in the Middle East, has chosen Microsoft SQL Server 2012, Power BI for Office 365, Windows Server 2012 and Microsoft SharePoint Server 2013 to analyze, visualize and share data in a unified way.
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.