Microsoft Windows Server 2012


Now supported on, and available for purchase with, IBM x86 servers

Better Together: IBM System x servers with IBM's Microsoft® Windows Server® 2012

For decades, IBM and Microsoft® have undertaken joint development initiatives to improve industry standards and provide proven leadership solutions. That partnership is still at work, so that the latest Microsoft technologies are a perfect fit with IBM System x® and BladeCenter® servers. Built with IBM X-Architecture® innovation, these industry-standard servers help enhance and extend Microsoft's operating systems, virtualization technologies and infrastructure platforms so you can build a highly productive IT environment that can help your business achieve true innovation..

Microsoft Windows Server 2012 is now supported on, and available for purchase with, IBM x86 servers.


Windows Server 2012 editions

Windows Server 2012 Datacenter Edition

  • Windows Server 2012 DataCenter

    The Datacenter Edition offers enterprise-class capabilities for highly-virtualized and private cloud environments, and is available from IBM with support for two physical processors and an unlimited number of virtual operating system instances.

Windows Server 2012 Standard Edition

  • Windows Server 2012 Standard

    The Standard Edition is designed to improve reliability and flexibility of your slightly virtualized or non-virtualized server infrastructure. This edition supports two physical processors and two virtual operating system instances per license.

Windows Storage Server 2012 Standard Edition

  • Windows Storage Server 2012 Storage

    This edition is designed to provide highly available network attached storage (NAS) and NAS gateways and is available from IBM with support for two physical processors. Note that client access licenses (CAL's) are not required and unlimited external connections are allowed.

Windows Server 2012 Essentials and Foundation Editions

  • Windows Server 2012 Essentials, Windows Server 2012 Foundation

    These editions are designed to run most business applications and provide dependable and affordable Windows Server technology.

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