Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise Edition provides you with high levels of system uptime and the scalability to support the growth of mission-critical applications. It also provides a cost-effective way to realize the benefits of virtualization.
Providing uninterrupted business services to employees, vendors, and partners around the clock has become a critical business factor for global businesses. Remote employees and international customers and partners need to have continuous access to systems and data. A disruption in services can result in diminished productivity and lost opportunities.
Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise provides high availability for mission-critical applications such as databases, messaging systems, and file and print services through such features as failover clustering and the Server Core installation option. It also includes Hyper-V, a flexible high-performance hypervisor for cost-effective virtualization.
Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise provides robust, rapid failover clustering that is easy to manage and automatically takes action in the event of a failed server, maintaining service so that users experience minimal disruption. Failover clustering in Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise supports up to 16 nodes. Combined with third-party replication products, multi-site clustering is also possible.
Enabling server and desktop virtualization
Virtualization is a major part of today's data centers. The operating efficiencies offered by virtualization allow organizations to dramatically reduce operational effort and power consumption. Windows Server 2008 R2 provides the following virtualization types: Client and Server virtualization provided by Hyper-V and Presentation virtualization with Remote Desktop Services.
Remote desktop services (formerly known as terminal services)
Remote desktop services provides users and administrators with both the features and the flexibility necessary to build the most robust access experience in any deployment scenario. To expand the remote desktop services feature set, 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.
Improving power management and streamlining management
The ongoing management of servers in the data center is one of the most time-consuming tasks facing IT professionals today. Any management strategy you deploy must support the management of both your physical and virtual environments. To help with this problem, Windows Server 2008 R2 has features to reduce the ongoing management of Windows Server 2008 R2 and to reduce the administrative effort for common day-to-day operational tasks.
Scalability and reliabilityProduct Highlights
Windows Server 2008 R2 is capable of unprecedented workload size, dynamic scalability, and across-the-board availability and reliability. A host of updated features will be available, including leveraging sophisticated CPU architectures, increased operating system componentization, and improved performance and scalability for applications and services.
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