Greater flexibility Windows Server 2012 R2
At the heart of the Microsoft Cloud OS vision, Windows Server 2012 R2 brings Microsoft's experience delivering global-scale cloud services into your infrastructure with new features and enhancements in virtualization, management, storage, networking, virtual desktop infrastructure, access and information protection, the web and application platform, and more.
- Ensure application availability
- Reduce application latency
- Maximize bandwidth and server utilization
- Distribute traffic optimally across your server farm
- Offload resource-intensive SSL processing
- Provide client-server persistence
- Intelligently load balance requests based on content
- Server virtualization
Hyper-V runs multiple operating systems including Windows, Linux, and others, in parallel, on a single server. Windows Server 2012 R2 extends Hyper-V's capabilities
It also lets you build scalable, high-performance, highly available storage solutions using industry-standard hardware and Windows Server 2012 R2.
Automatic rerouting around storage, server, and network failures keeps file services online with minimal noticeable downtime. Windows Server 2012 R2 can provide an end-to-end software defined networking solution across public, private, and hybrid cloud implementations.
- Server management and automation
Windows Management Framework provides a common platform for automation and integration to help you automate your routine tasks with tools like Windows PowerShell.
- Web and application platform
Windows Server 2012 R2 builds on the tradition of the Windows Server family as a proven application platform, with thousands of applications already built and deployed and a community of millions of knowledgeable and skilled developers already in place.
- Access and information protection
With Microsoft's Access and Information Protection solutions, you can manage a single identity for each user, across both on-premises and cloud-based (SaaS) applications.