Storage Server 2012
Windows Storage Server 2012 R2 Standard
Windows Storage Server 2012 R2 Standard is a robust and reliable foundation on which to develop, deliver, and manage rich user experiences and applications. Windows Storage Server 2012 R2 Standard provides a secure network infrastructure and reduces costs while increasing technological flexibility and value within your organization.
Windows Storage Server 2012 R2 Standard Features
Improvements to the Server Message Block (SMB) protocol include better SMB Direct performance, automatic rebalancing for Cluster Shared Volumes (CSV) on scale-out file servers, shared VHDx files, Hyper-V Live Migration over SMB, SMB bandwidth management, detailed event messages, and more.
Enhancements include storage tiering, SSD write-back caches for storage spaces, parity storage spaces on failover clusters, dual parity storage spaces, and faster rebuilding of storage spaces after disk failures.
Data access and replication
a new feature that facilitates the BYOD (bring-your-own-device) scenario by enabling users to access work files from their personal computers and devices. Organizations retain centralized control over their data and can specify device policies such as encryption and lock screen password.
Deployment and management
No Windows Server Client Access Licenses (CALs) required benefits users the ability to access the services of the server without a permit. With this, business users will not have to go through the trouble of obtaining authorization of per-user or per-device. With no CALs required, users are able to access data on demand, without the troubles of CALs.
BranchCache can help you optimize Internet usage, improve performance of networked applications, and reduce traffic on your wide-area network (WAN).
|Supported Operating System||Minimum system requirements for Windows Server 2012|
|Memory (RAM)||512 MB|
|HDD free space||32 GB (more if there is 16 GB of RAM or more)|