Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise provides unprecedented levels of system uptime, the latest security advances, and the scalability to support the growth of mission-critical applications. It also provides a cost-effective way to realize the benefits of virtualization. Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise is an optimal operating system for servers running applications such as networking, messaging, inventory, databases, and customer service systems.
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, server core, fault-tolerant memory synchronization, and cross-file replication (DFS-R).
Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise offers robust, rapid failover clustering that is easy to set up and manage. The multiple servers in a failover cluster remain in constant communication; if a node becomes unavailable, another node immediately begins providing the service. Users' access continues, uninterrupted.
High availability is also about avoiding downtime before it occurs. Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise enables you to take advantage of server core, a minimal installation of Windows Server 2008. With server core, you can remove the functions and drivers that are nonessential to your workloads, leaving only the necessary subsystems required for the supported server roles. This capability provides you with a more reliable, secure server that is optimized for running the most demanding applications and services, and that requires less patching and servicing.
Fault-tolerant memory synchronization
Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise provides fault-tolerant memory synchronization, which lets systems request that the operating system copy a current instance of Windows to another system. The two identical memory images can then operate in lock step, providing complete hardware fault tolerance.
Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise features cross-file replication, which can scan a group of files and replicate a single section of data to several files. By replicating similar files only once, cross-file replication can result in significant reduction in replication traffic across your network.
As people access information from increasingly heterogeneous environments, devices, and systems, there is a constant need not only to securely make information available, but also to increase productivity. IT infrastructures must remain flexible and scalable to help support, manage, and secure expanded functionality, an influx of additional users and locations, and increasingly robust applications. Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise provides the headroom to meet spikes in demand for business-critical applications, enabling you to maintain or increase productivity as your mobile workforce expands.
Enhanced security with advanced identity and access management
Today, employees are doing more business in more places - and on a wider variety of devices. At the same time, information loss, whether via outright theft or accidental leakage, is a growing concern for many enterprises. Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise delivers advanced identity and access management with features that productively secure remote access to keep people productive while securely managing the flow of data in a security-enhanced environment. The authentication architecture in Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise helps you guard against malicious software attacks and helps prevent data and confidential information from being distributed inappropriately.
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