A1 Telekom Austria AG wanted to find a cost-effective way to meet customer needs for continuous availability. It had previously invested in virtualization technology and wanted to expand this initiative. But executives needed to ensure that by moving servers to a virtual environment the company could still deliver the performance and reliability that its service level agreements required. A1 Telekom Austria AG decided to take part in the Rapid Deployment Program for Windows Server 2012. By adopting Windows Server 2012, A1 Telekom Austria AG is better equipped to take advantage of virtualization to trim operating costs and meet customer demand for "Always on" availability - while improving network performance.