WorkITsafe provides a range of IT services to small and midsize businesses on the eastern seaboard of the United States. After Hurricane Sandy hit the area and shut down numerous businesses in October 2012, many WorkITsafe customers were eager to better protect their IT infrastructures. To deliver better business continuity, in addition to higher productivity and lower costs, WorkITsafe upgraded its internal data center to the Windows Server 2012 R2 operating system and deployed Microsoft System Center 2012 R2 to better manage its environment. It also recommends Windows Server 2012 R2 to customers. By using the latest Microsoft software, WorkITsafe can better keep its own and customer systems running in the face of planned and unplanned downtime.