Windows Server 2012 R2 performance enhancement RRS feed

  • Question

  • HI All,

    Does any have any list of new enhancement in windows performance/architecture for server 2012/R2.

    We are facing a situation that many application owner are looking for upgrading from server 2003. Often we are asked questions like should we go for server 2012 R2 or 2008 R2. We need to give them solid justification why choosing server 2012 will be much more effective than server 2008. All are application server which are mostly .net4/Java/other third party application.

    It would be good if any one can help me on this.

    Thanks and Regards

    Tuesday, November 4, 2014 9:12 AM

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  • What's new in Windows Server

    In general, features that aid me most in "selling" 2012 (R2) are the improved core installation (where you can add and remove gui), improved availability when using clustering (sql alwayson / smb transparant failover), file server dedup,...

    The new Hyper-V featerurs are also very nice, but won't add much to the discussion when talking about physical or vmware servers.

    The most solid arguments for businesses is often the EOL prediction. Investing in 2012 R2 means your server can keep running until 2018 (end of mainstream support) or 2023 (end of extended support) as opposed to 2015/2020 for 2008R2.

    For yourself, the new servermanager is pretty good, and scripting has never been that easy thanks to better:newer posershell integration.
    For developers, 2012 will run anything that is written for previous OS, plus it has .net4.5
    For your security guys: widnows is more secure out-of-the-bow than it was ever before. On top we can strip explorer or run core with ease!


    • Proposed as answer by SenneVL Friday, December 5, 2014 9:01 AM
    Tuesday, November 4, 2014 9:38 AM