Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2 Datacenter 64 Bit - Academic License
- Installation Method: Digital Download
- Estimated Delivery Time: 3 - 5 Business Days
- Users Supported: 1 Admin User
- Devices Supported: 1 Server
- Installations Supported: 1 Server Installation
- License Type: Perpetual
- License Term: Indefinite
- Licensed Use: Licensed for Personal Use
- Brand: Microsoft
- Manufacturer Part Number: P71-06769RB
- GTIN: 883436333214
- Minimum Hard Drive Space: 32 GB
- Minimum Memory: 512 MB
- Minimum Processor Speed: 1.4 GHz
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:
AD Domain Services
Lightweight Directory Services
Rights Management Services
Failover Clustering, a key feature of the Windows Server platform, is designed to do just that by providing high availability and scalability to many types of server workloads including Hyper-V hosts, file servers, and different server applications such as Microsoft SQL Server and Microsoft Exchange Server that can run on both physical servers and virtual machines.
Group Policy is the key technology they utilize to lock down their environments. Composed of thousands of different policy settings and dozens of categories of preference items, a thorough knowledge of what Group Policy can do and how to configure, optimize and maintain its operations is an essential part of the administrator’s job.
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Much easier to setup than previous versions. Installation went flawlessly (we built the servers from scratch rather than an in place upgrade. The interface is cleaner, and so far no reliability issues. Some aspects of the IIS server setup are different but otherwise it's working well. Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2 Datacenter 64 Bit - Academic License is a nice improvement over 2012, especially the UI and features. Having containers and the subsystem for linux are great additions. A lot of other features that can be useful to many users.
We recently purchased datacenter licensing to be able to break out the various server roles in our environment. The installation procedure is simple and clean like Server 2010 and we used both Core and Desktop Experience installations. Either are simple to deploy (and in our case, create a VM template), however, you will need to proficient with CLI if you have no GUI. Alternatively, you can manage most of the server from another computer using RSAT. Overall, it seems like Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2 Datacenter 64 Bit - Academic License runs smoother and Microsoft is continuing to improve on the server experience.
Having containers and subsystem for linux have been great additions to Windows Server. They're playing nicer with linux which help in mixed organisations. Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2 Datacenter 64 Bit - Academic License is still better overall, 2016 seems to be lot of bugs/glitches/work around if you run into issues. i would recommend to give it a try if you are willing but if you want something that just works out of the box, Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2 Datacenter 64 Bit - Academic License is the way to go.