Microsoft® SQL Server® 2012 is a cloud-ready information platform that will help organizations unlock breakthrough insights across the organization and quickly build solutions to extend data across on-premises and public cloud, backed by mission critical confidence.
SQL Server is a foundational product for many other Microsoft servers, including SharePoint, Lync and many of the Dynamics products, it’s important for users to understand the changes.
SQL 2012 highlights are per below :
Help reduce planned and unplanned downtime with the new integrated high availability and disaster recovery solution, SQL Server AlwaysOn.
Achieve maximum application availability and data protection with options to configure multiple secondaries and ability to quickly failover and recover applications.
Significantly reduce OS patching with new support for Windows® Server Core.
Eliminate idle hardware and improve IT cost efficiency and performance using Active Secondary which enables offloading of various
workloads to the secondary instances.
Maintain uptime during maintenance operations using enhanced online operations and eliminate planned downtime on Hyper-VTM environment using Live Migration.
Simplify deployment and management of high availability requirements using integrated configuration and monitoring tools.
Achieve highest level of availability regardless of whether applications are deployed on-premise or on Microsoft private or public cloud.
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