Smaller businesses have many of the same needs as large companies – just on a smaller scale. They need email, web sites, and the ability to collaborate and share documents and information with others. They may need to be able to store records in a database, and they may need a way to conduct meetings remotely with colleagues, customers, vendors and others. In addition they will certainly have a requirement to safeguard their information with a well thought out backup and disaster recovery process.
Small businesses can take advantage of Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials to more easily protect, centralize, organize, and access their applications and information from almost anywhere using virtually any device. In addition, small businesses can control access to applications more easily, reducing the risk of data being stored or potentially lost on unprotected devices.
Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials enables small businesses to run their applications on-premises. Small businesses can also take advantage of the growing number of cloud-based applications and services such as Windows Azure Backup, for an additional layer of data protection.