European Windows Server 2012 Hosting

Windows Server 2012 is now available to run on HostForLIFE.eu’s high performance, and highly reliable hosting
solutions. Windows Server 2012 was made available by HostForLIFE.eu on its first day of availability from Microsoft.
Windows Server 2012 is the newest installment of the Windows operating system. Our hosting solution experts have
a lineage of Windows Server expertise and they are ready to assist your anytime you need it, 24/7/365.

On Windows Server 2012 hosted by HostForLIFE.eu, you have new and improved features that deliver extremely
high levels of uptime and continuous server availability. The platform also includes greater management efficiency.
This simplifies and automates the deployment and virtualization of major workloads. Greater automation means
server deployments are faster and upgrades are now even simpler.

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European Windows Server 2012 Hosting
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What is Windows Server 2012 Hosting?

Microsoft’s Server 2012 is based on the same code as Windows 8, and some new features appear in both, such as the virtual storage manager, Storage Spaces. While the client team was busy re-imagining Windows for tablets, the server team was able to take a more measured approach, building on existing features such as Hyper-V virtualisation and PowerShell automation, and continuing themes first seen in Server 2008.

Windows Server 2012 does have the new Start screen, however, as found in the Windows 8 client – the rationale being not only consistency, but also that users may on occasion use tablets for remote administration, so a touch-friendly UI makes sense.

 

European Windows Server 2012 Hosting Features

Windows Server 2012 comes with some great new features such as:

  1. IIS 8 - IIS 8 brings Internet Information Services up to feature parity with the rest of the world, and surpasses it in places. More than a decade's worth of "you use Windows as your web server" jokes officially end here.
  2. PowerShell - PowerShell 3.0 is an evolution rather than a revolution. Having more PowerShell scriptlets is not normally something I would care about. That said, the 2012 line of products marks a revolution in Microsoft's approach to server management.
  3. DirectAccess - DirectAccess was a neat idea but it was poorly implemented in previous versions of Windows. Server 2012 makes it easier to use, with SSL as the default configuration and IPSec as an option. The rigid dependence on IPv6 has also been removed.
  4. Cluster Shared Volumes - With Server 2012 Cluster Shared Volumes are officially supported for use beyond hosting virtual hard disks for Hyper-V. You may now roll your own highly available multi-node replicated storage cluster and do so with a proper fistful of best-practice documentation.
  5. Deduplication - Server 2012 supports deduplication on NTFS volumes – though tragically it does not work with CSV – and deeply integrates it with BranchCache to save on WAN bandwidth.
  6. Hyper-V 3.0 - Server 2012 sees Hyper-V catch up with VMware's mainstream. While objectively I would have to say that VMware retains the feature lead at the top end, when combined with System Center 2012, Hyper-V 3.0 will cheerfully handle two-sigma worth of use cases.
  7. Hyper-V Replica - Hyper-V Replica is a storage technology designed to continuously replicate your virtual machines across to a backup cluster. It ensures that snapshots no more than 15 minutes old of your critical virtual machines are available over any network link, including the internet.
  8. iSCSI
  9. NFS 4.1
  10. SMB 3.0

Reasons to Upgrade to Windows Server 2012 Hosting

  1. Storage Spaces - With this feature, you can use inexpensive hard disk drives to create a storage pool that could be portioned into spacesand then can be used like physical hard disk drives.
  2. Freedom of interface choice - The engineers at Microsoft have realized that, while the command line is great for some of the tasks, the GUI is preferable for some other tasks.
  3. Server Manager - When the Server Manager interface is considered (See the figure below), most of the people, including the once who do not like the new tile-based user interface, admits that the implementation of design in the new Server Manager is excellent. Among the best things about the new Server Manager that comes with Windows Server 2012, is its multi-server capability.