SMBs stay ahead of the game

The game is always changing for small and midsize businesses. You need to be lean and stay lean, so you never invest a penny more than needed, but scale instantly when required. You need to do business anywhere and be faster and bolder than the competition. And you need to leverage all of your data to its fullest to target the right opportunities and win sales. In each of these areas, Microsoft offers tools and technologies that can help you stay ahead of the game. And when you’re ahead of the game, you lead.

Dispelling the myths of virtualisation

It's undeniable, small businesses need more storage. The relentless growth of their data leaves your customers in desperate need of cost-effective solutions.

The good news for SMBs is that they can now implement enterprise-class, SAN-like storage at a fraction of the cost using Storage Spaces - included in Windows Server 2012 R2.

It offers small businesses a variety of storage benefits:

  • Scalability
  • Intelligent Allocation
  • Automatic Data Tiering
  • High Availibility

This creates an opportunity for you to solve an immediate customer need, then deliver high-margin additions as storage demand increases over time.

This is the opportunity you've been searching for.

of SMBs use or plan to use Windows Server 2012 R2 servers dedicated to storage


growth in SMB virtualisation


growth in SMB on-premises server spend

Lower cost by improving server utilization

Most servers running single workloads are greatly underutilized. Consolidate old servers into new servers with virtualization technology to squeeze the maximum efficiency out of a server for a fraction of the cost of adding new hardware.

Higher availability and uptime

Hardware failure is a common reason for business disruption. With failover clustering and live migration, move VMs seamlessly between physical servers to minimize downtime.

Improved security and data protection

Increase security and minimize the impact of malware by isolating different workloads in separate VMs.

Improved server and application management

Give employees the freedom to do business from anywhere, any time, on any device. Use a single view dashboard to manage users, devices, storage, resources, and VMs.

Disaster recovery and business continuity

40% of businesses hit by disaster never reopen1. The ability to insure business continuity is critical for SMBs. Back up your virtualized environment (VHD files) more easily than you can with different physical servers.