Cloud computing is an increasingly important aspect to business continuity. As cloud technology becomes more sophisticated, small-business owners will require more sophisticated solutions. Microsoft has prepared for that. By September 2012, Microsoft Small Business Server will become Windows Server 2012 Essentials, a more affordable, easy-to-use server solution for small businesses.

With Windows Server 2012 Essentials, managed IT services providers (MSPs) can provide their small-business clients with a low-cost server solution. It’s designed for use in businesses with up to 25 users and 50 devices.

According to a post on Microsoft’s blog, Windows Server 2012 Essentials is “an ideal first server and can also be used as the primary server in a multi-server environment for small businesses. It helps you to protect, centralize, organize, and access your applications and information from almost anywhere by using virtually any device. Additionally, Essentials can grow with the needs of your business over time; you can purchase and convert to Windows Server 2012 Standard, removing the maximum user and device limits while retaining all your data and configuration settings as well as the unique value-add features that Essentials provides.”

Windows Server 2012 Essentials facilitates business growth and allows small-business owners to decide how much of their data they want on premises and how much they want to store in the cloud. It can be used as a regular server or virtual one.

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