Saburi said two new features of Windows Server 2008 R2 DirectAccess and Branch Cache have already been hailed by US company Convergent Computing (CCO), as having saved it about US$40,000 annually by eliminating its virtual private network (VPN) and associated hardware, software, licensing and carrier charges.
The Forrester research found that 15 per cent of enterprises spent US$100,000 per year, or more, on VPN costs.
Branche Cache saved CCO up to US$20,000 by eliminating the need to purchase an appliance-based network device for use at its remote sites. The research found that 12 per cent of enterprises spend US$250,000 or more annually on networking costs.
Microsoft says Windows 7 Platform support is delivered in Configuration Manager 2007 Service Pack 2, which is scheduled for release at the end of October.
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