Windows Server 2012 R2
Taking you beyond server virtualization, Windows Server 2012 R2 offers you an enterprise-class cloud platform.
If you and your application owners want to take advantage of the flexibility of modern, self-service IT services, implementing a virtualization solution is not enough. Windows Server 2012 R2 lets you go beyond server virtualization to deploy and manage multi-tenant cloud infrastructure in a flexible IT environment that adapts dynamically to changing business needs.
New and enhanced features in Windows Server 2012 R2 allow you to deliver even better performance and more efficient capacity utilization in your datacenter where programmable workloads, storage and networks become flexible, policy-based resources and help increase the agility of your business. Not surprisingly, Windows Server 2012 provides best-in-class performance for your Microsoft workloads.
Windows Server 2012 R2 offers a proven, enterprise-class cloud and datacenter platform that can scale to continuously run the largest workloads while enabling robust recovery to protect against service outages. Windows Server 2012 R2 offers automated protection and recovery of assets and cost-effective business continuity on-premises and in the cloud, allowing you to improve your workload SLAs while reducing downtime risks.
And to help you protect your investments in existing cross-platform technologies, Windows Server 2012 R2 offers expanded support for a heterogeneous datacenter, including robust Linux in-guest support.
Windows Server 2012 R2 offers faster time to value with simple and costeffective innovations built in.
Windows Server 2012 R2 allows you to blend your onpremises solutions with cloud offerings without the need to reengineer infrastructure, systems management, applications or change hypervisor.
Windows Server 2012 R2 gives you enterprise-class storage for a wide range of workloads at a fraction of the cost of standalone storage solutions. With Server Message Block (SMB) file-based storage, virtual storage pooling and automatic tiering, it delivers high performance storage and availability coupled with efficient capacity utilization using industry-standard hardware.
Features such as increased VM density, and improved VM performance taking advantage of hardware offload, mean that you can grow your capacity at much lower costs than with premium-priced converged infrastructure solutions. And with Hyper-V Network Virtualization, the Hyper-V Extensible Switch and a multi-tenant edge gateway builtin, Windows Server 2012 R2 offers a seamless and costeffective software-defined networking solution inbox.
Application focused, Windows Server 2012 R2 opens the door to every app on any cloud.
With Windows Server 2012 R2, you can build and deploy applications in your datacenter that utilize higher-level, cloud-based application services and APIs that are compatible with service provider clouds and Windows Azure. This will enable improved application portability between on-premises, public and partner hosted clouds, increasing flexibility and elasticity of your IT services.
Windows Server 2012 R2 provides frameworks, services, and tools to increase scalability and elasticity for multitenant-aware applications and websites. With features such as NUMA-aware scalability, centralized SSL certificate support and application initialization, it improves site density, site scalability and performance.
Windows Server 2012 R2 is the best platform for the .NET framework, and it also offers enhanced support for open frameworks, open source applications, and various development languages.
User centric, Windows Server 2012 R2 empowers users while protecting data.
Windows Server 2012 R2 empowers users by providing them with access to information and data regardless of the infrastructure, network, device, or application in use.
Windows Server 2012 R2 allows you to provide consistent access to corporate resources by managing and federating user identities and credentials across the organization and into the cloud, while providing secure, always available access to the corporate network. It also makes it easier to deploy a virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI), and lowers costs significantly by supporting a range of storage options and storage de-duplication for VDI.
With Windows Server 2012 R2 you can also better protect information and manage risk by validating user’s identity, verifying their device, and taking advantage of data classification.