In previous revisions of Windows Server, Microsoft fought hard to bring the traditional computing world into line with the new-fangled world of virtualisation and utility computing. This allowed millions of organisations around the world to fulfil commercial needs, but also dip their toes into all things virtual and the myriad benefits of virtual computing.

 

A decade later and Microsoft, VMWARE and Citrix have marketed and messaged their way into the psyche of IT managers and Infrastructure architects alike. It would be difficult to find an IT worker that is not aware of or using virtualisation in some form, and so the landscape has changed and we find ourselves in a new age, where hearts and minds are driven by the lingering effects of a recessionary economy, and this forces new spending and forecasting behaviour. Finance managers globally are asking poignant questions like, how much do we really need to spend on IT to keep the company moving forward? And how can we turn our fixed costs into more agile usage based costs?  This is where Microsoft’s latest server 2012 comes in, taking Virtualisation, Networking, VDI, Capacity management, Server automation and Identity security to a new level. Microsoft have revisited every core technology and refined it to provide a server product which is now more stable than it’s ever been. Couple all the technology advances with a simplification of the convoluted licensing structure of yesteryear and now we have a strong server software which provides a lot of bang for your buck for very little outlay.

 

Here at Sourceservers we are waiting with baited breath to see how the product performs in the UK and EMEA. We are confident that this will bolster lagging software sales globally.