Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials
Protect, centralize, organize, and access your applications and information from almost anywhere using virtually any device.
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The ideal server for small business, Windows Server Essentials simplifies the integration of optional cloud-based applications and services such as Microsoft Office 365 and Microsoft Azure.
Windows Server Essentials offers a flexible, affordable, and easy-to-use server solution for small businesses with up to 25 users and 50 devices. Once your business grows beyond 25 users, it is easy to scale up to Windows Server Standard edition - but without losing any of the Windows Server Essentials features.
Server Virtualisation with Windows Server 2012 and Hyper-V
Server virtualisation allows your business to run multiple servers on one physical computer, which translates into more efficient use of resources. Although there is some overhead, today's processors are generally more powerful than they need to be and often sit idle anyway. You aren't likely to notice much of a performance hit for most applications.
Hyper-V is included with Windows Server 2012 Standard, meaning you don't need to buy any additional software. Furthermore, if you purchase your software from Microsoft using volume licensing, it's possible to run the host server with up to an additional 2 virtual servers from a single license, at no additional cost.
A large proportion of our clients now use virtualisation and it has proven to be a very cost effective method for maximising server capability at the minimum of cost - particularly for applications that would typically have required 2 or more servers in the past.