Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2 Datacenter License
Windows Server 2012 R2 helps you build, deploy and scale applications and web sites quickly, and with more flexibility than ever before.
Simple and cost-effective
Windows Server 2012 R2 captures the experience Microsoft has gained from building public clouds to deliver a cost-effective server platform. Windows Server 2012 R2 also gives you resilient, multi-tenant-aware storage and networking capabilities for a wide range of workloads. It delivers these capabilities at a fraction of the cost of other solutions, through the use of low-cost, industry-standard hardware. With automation of a broad set of management tasks built-in, Windows Server 2012 R2 simplifies the deployment of major workloads and increases operational efficiencies.
Windows Server 2012 R2 makes it easier to deploy a virtual desktop infrastructure, and can lower storage costs significantly by supporting a broad range of storage options and VHD de-duplication. Virtual Desktop Infrastructure in Windows Server 2012 R2 makes it possible for users to access IT from virtually anywhere, providing them a rich Windows experience while ensuring enhanced data security and compliance. Windows Server 2012 R2 enables you to provide access to corporate resources and helps protect critical business information.
Enhanced features allow you to take advantage of even better performance and more efficient capacity utilization in your datacenter, helping you increase the agility of your business. Windows Server 2012 R2 offers a proven, enterprise-class virtualization and cloud platform that can scale to continuously run your largest workloads while enabling robust recovery options to protect against service outages.
In concert with Windows Azure VM and System Center 2012 R2, it unlocks improved application portability between on-premises environments and public and service provider clouds, increasing flexibility and elasticity of your IT services:
System Center 2012 R2
An integrated platform that provides a common management experience across private, hosted, and public clouds
An enterprise-class platform that forms the foundation for building cloud solutions
A cloud platform for building, deploying and managing applications hosted on a global network of Microsoft-managed data centers
Hyper-V virtualization represents the foundation of Microsoft’s vision for the cloud operating system.
Networking is the underlying glue that holds your infrastructure together, makes possible the delivery of services, makes remote management a reality, and more. Networking improvements introduced previously in Windows Server 2012 included the following: Dynamic VMQ, Receive Side Scaling, Windows NIC Teaming, Quality of Service enhancements, Data Center Bridging, etc.
Active Directory (AD) is the core identity and access control technology used for the IT infrastructure of most businesses today.
Active Directory on the Windows Server platform collectively consists of the following server roles: