Windows Server 2008 R2 is a multi-purpose server designed to increase the reliability and flexibility of your server or private cloud infrastructure, helping you to save time and reduce costs. It provides you with powerful tools to react to business needs faster than ever before with greater control and confidence.
Windows Server 2008 R2 gives you the ability to deliver rich web-based experiences efficiently and effectively, with improved administration and diagnostics, development and application tools, and lower infrastructure costs. Windows Server 2008 R2 has been specifically designed to support increased workloads while utilizing fewer resources.
Remote Desktop Services
Remote Desktop Services allows your users to access applications, data, and even an entire desktop running in the datacenter over the network. It provides you with both the features and the robustness of a proven solution giving your users flexible access to their data and applications. To expand the Remote Desktop Services deployment scenarios, Microsoft has been investing in the Virtual Desktop Infrastructure, also known as VDI. VDI is a centralized desktop delivery architecture, which enables Windows and other desktop environments to run and be managed in virtual machines on a centralized server.
Hyper-V is Microsoft's hypervisor which provides you with a scalable, reliable, and highly available virtualization platform included in the Windows Server 2008 R2 operating system. These improvements provide you with increased availability and performance, improved management, and simplified methods for deployment including live migration. When combined with system center, you are able to build out a dedicated Microsoft private cloud environment to transform the way you deliver IT services to the business.
Windows Server 2008 R2 helps reduce the amount of effort you expend managing your physical and virtual data centers by providing enhanced management consoles and automation for repetitive day-to-day administrative tasks.
Improved web application platform
Windows Server 2008 R2 gives you the ability to deliver rich web-based experiences efficiently and effectively, with improved administration and diagnostics, development and application tools, and lower infrastructure costs.
Increased scalability and reliabilityProduct Highlights
Windows Server 2008 R2 has been specifically designed to support increased workloads while utilizing fewer resources.
- Virtualization with Hyper-V
- Remote Desktop Services and RemoteFX
- Power management
- Server management
- Data management