Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise provides unprecedented levels of system uptime, the 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 delivers high availability, increased performance, and superior business value. Organizations also benefit from a highly productive infrastructure that is optimized for business-critical applications and services.
Improving the web application platform
Windows Server 2008 R2 offers an updated web server role, Internet Information Services (IIS) 7.5, and greater support for .NET on server core. Design goals for IIS 7.5 concentrated on improvements that enable web administrators to more easily deploy and manage web applications that increase both reliability and scalability. Additionally, IIS 7.5 has streamlined management capabilities and provides more ways to customize your web serving environment.
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 Client and Server virtualization provided by Hyper-V and Presentation virtualization with remote desktop services.
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 reliability
Windows Server 2008 R2 is capable of unprecedented workload size, dynamic scalability, and across-the-board availability and reliability. A host of new and updated features will be available, including leveraging sophisticated CPU architectures, increased operating system componentization, and improved performance and scalability for applications and services.