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Windows Server 2012

Windows Server 2012 with its new product line-up offers more focus on future requirements while supporting today's business requirements. The modern workstyle enables customers a flexible access to data and applications. Thanks to enhanced data security and compliance Windows Server 2012 offers a high level of security for all critical business data. Windows Server 2012 is designed to “Cloud Optimize Your IT”.

Important to know - what's new?

With the release of Windows Server 2012 there are four editions available: Windows Server 2012 Datacenter, Standard, Essentials, and Foundation. There is no direct successor product for Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise, HPC Edition and Web Server. The Datacenter and Standard editions will take over the features.

In addition to that, the licensing model for Windows Server 2012 Standard & Datacenter has been changed from server-based licenses to a processor-based licensing model that covers up to two physical processors on a server. Each user or device has to be licensed via Client Access Licenses (CALs).

Fujitsu and Microsoft – a perfect match! Benefit from Fujitsu’s new PRIMERGY solutions. For more information please visit our solution page.

Windows Server 2012 Datacenter and Standard are both full feature products and are differentiated only by virtualization rights.


Windows Server 2012 Datacenter​

Windows Server 2012 Standard

Windows Server 2012 Essentials

Windows Server 2012 Foundation

Target customer

​Ideal for highly-virtualized private cloud environments​Ideal for physical computing or lightly virtualized environmentsIdeal for First Server environments​Ideal for physical computing environments

Key points

  • Virtualization flatrate thanks to unlimited virtual use rights
  • Covers up to 2 processors per license
  • No processor limit
  • 2 virtual instances
  • Covers up to 2 processors per license
  • No processor limit
  • Protect, centralize, organize and access your applications from almost anywhere using virtually any device
  • Up to 25 users
  • No CALs required
  • No virtualization rights
  • Limited to 1 processor
  • Up to 15 users
  • No CALs required
  • User and devices have to be licensed separately – they are not included anymore
  • Fujitsu offers CALs in 4 packages: 50, 10, 5 and 1 Client Access License
  • Remote Desktop Services CALs are available as 5-CAL-package and 1-CAL-package
Fujitsu offers Windows Server 2012, as OEM software directly to customers together with a new Fujitsu PRIMERGY server purchase, or through its distribution, partners, and resellers as OEM ROK products (Reseller Option Kit).