Equifax provides consumer and business data and other financial services to thousands of businesses. To eliminate the downtime associated with updating server clusters, Equifax upgraded to the Windows Server 2012 operating system, which provides transparent file server failover. With this capability, Equifax can reduce maintenance-related downtime for applications that depend on its file server infrastructure and improve availability. This frees up IT staff to focus on new product development. For the Windows Server 2012 RDP, Equifax set up three TUBA clusters-for development, quality assurance and production-all running Windows Server 2012 datacenter. The datacenter edition provides operating system licenses for all virtual machines on a licensed host server.