Windows Server 2012 DataCenter is the extended version of Windows Server 2012 Standard. It is ideally suited to businesses of any size which attach particular importance to virtualisation and a Hybrid Cloud environment. With its wide variety of programs and functions, a new user interface and many other enhancements for increased performance, Microsoft Windows Server 2012 DataCenter offers you the perfect support for your server operation.
Virtualisation and optimised data management with Windows Server 2012 DataCenter
Windows Server 2012 DataCenter is a stable operating system for server operations which specialise particularly in virtualisation. Accordingly, Win Server 2012 DataCenter includes the complete, updated Hyper-V virtualisation platform. In addition, the Active Directory Domain Services installation wizard has been replaced by the Active Directory Administrative Center. Furthermore Microsoft simplifies the Active Directory password policies with Windows Server 2012 DataCenter, while the NTFS file system has been expanded with the new ReFS. The new file system was specially developed for data storage on servers, which is why Microsoft Windows Server 2012 DataCenter is suitable primarily for businesses.
Simple operation and better performance
The modern Windows 8 user interface has also been used for Win Server 2012 DataCenter, in order to make the system ideal for operation in particular with a touch screen. However, with core installation you can dispense with the modern interface and configure Microsoft Windows Server 2012 DataCenter using the Windows command prompt and PowerShell. New features such as Microsoft Windows Azure and the reworked Task Manager offer you additional improvements in performance in addition to visual enhancements. For this purpose, for example, the new Task Manager interface in MS Windows Server 2012 DataCenter has been improved in order to simplify searching for applications. Inactive processes can also be stopped in order to increase performance, and active applications are compressed into categories.
New in Microsoft Windows Server 2012 DataCenter
As with the Standard version, Win Server 2012 DataCenter offers you not only a reliable operating system for your server but also many new features and programs which actively support you and your server operation:
- Performance optimised Task Manager
- Private Cloud and public Cloud: access data flexibly and independent of location
- New PowerShell: PowerShell 3.0 for system configuration management
- Modern user interface: new touch screen-optimised user interface
- Microsoft Windows Azure: server security on Azure Cloud
- New MB 3.0: current protocol version support for improved access to file sharing
- IIS 8.0: new Version for management of extended validation certificates
- Automation processes for more efficient working
In addition, programs and functions such as DirectAccess and Hyper-V have been updated with Microsoft Windows Server 2012 DataCenter. Thus the Hyper-V virtualisation platform offers you increased performance, while the improved version of DirectAcess now also provides IPv6 bridging technology on your server.
Improved file management and access control
Since the issue of “security” is always of great importance in every Windows operating system, Windows Server 2012 DataCenter also includes a variety of security features aimed in particular at data management and data access. Such a feature is Dynamic Access Control. Data access with this function is controlled through meta data, while it also acts on the Active Directory security policy. This feature is therefore able to prevent unauthorised access when a data transfer is taking place between two directories.
Windows Server 2012 DataCenter covers two physical processors for the server on which the software is installed and an unlimited number of virtual Windows server instances in comparison with the Standard version. Thus you and your business are optimally equipped with this version to create and to work efficiently with a virtual environment.
Ms Windows Server 2012 DataCenter - System requirements
|Required operating system|
Windows Server 2012 DataCenter
|Processor||Minimum: 1.4 GHz 64-bit processor|
|Memory||Minimum: 512 MB|
|Hard disk||Minimum: 32 GB|