With Windows Server 2012, Microsoft brings its experience in building and operating public clouds to the server operating system, helping to make it a dynamic, highly available, and cost-effective platform for private clouds. Windows Server 2012 offers businesses
and hosting providers a basis for a scalable, dynamic, and multitenant-aware cloud infrastructure that more securely connects across premises and helps IT to respond to business needs faster and more efficiently.
Windows Server 2012 offers excellent total cost of ownership (TCO) as an integrated platform with comprehensive, multicomputer manageability. Three ways in which Windows Server 2012 improves multicomputer management are:
Standards-based management approach: The focus on industry standards used in Windows Server 2012 enables greater manageability across both Windows and non-Window devices alike.
Windows PowerShell 3.0: The Windows PowerShell 3.0 command-line interface provides comprehensive automation capabilities.
Server Manager: Server Manager in Windows Server 2012 helps you deploy and manage roles and features on the local server and remote servers, whether physical or virtual.