Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2, built with Web and virtualization technologies, is the most robust, secure, and reliable foundation on which to develop, deliver, and manage rich user experiences and applications.
Windows Server 2008 R2, builds on the award-winning foundation of Windows Server 2008, expanding existing technology and adding features to enable IT professionals to increase the reliability and flexibility of their server infrastructures. Virtualization tools, Web resources, management enhancements, and exciting Windows 7 integration help save time, reduce costs, and provide a platform for a dynamic and efficiently managed data center. Powerful tools such as Internet Information Services (IIS) version 7.0, updated Server Manager and Hyper-V platforms and Windows PowerShell version 2.0 combine to give customers greater control, increased efficiency and the ability to react to front-line business needs faster than ever before.
Windows Server 2008 R2 with Service Pack 1 (SP1) builds on the award-winning foundation of Windows Server 2008, helping you achieve new levels of reliability and performance.
With its server virtualization technology, Windows Server 2008 R2 enables you to reduce costs, increase hardware utilization, optimize your infrastructure, and improve server availability.
Windows Server 2008 R2 reduces 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.
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.
Scalability and reliability
With enterprise it departments shouldering ever-heavier burdens, Windows Server 2008 R2 has been designed specifically with heavier workloads for both across server and client computing. On the server side, R2 includes architectural enhancements for more compute power and role componentization as well as specific features enhancing reliability and security.
Better together with Windows 7
Windows Server 2008 R2 includes technology improvements designed with Windows 7 enterprise users in mind, augmenting the network experience, security and manageability.