With the world of information technology (IT) changing rapidly, traditional approaches to solving infrastructure problems are inadequate. The Microsoft vision for this new era of IT is to provide one consistent platform for infrastructure, apps, and data: the Cloud OS. The Cloud OS spans customer datacenters, service provider datacenters, and the Microsoft public cloud. At the heart of the solution is Windows Server 2012 R2. With Windows Server 2012 R2, you gain an enterprise-grade platform to cost-effectively cloud optimize your business.
Enterprise-class datacenter and cloud platform
New and enhanced features in Windows Server 2012 R2 empower you to efficiently utilize the capacity of your datacenter, while delivering best-in-class performance for your Microsoft workloads. Access to corporate resources such as workloads, storage, and networks help increase the agility of your business while protecting corporate information.
Offering a proven, enterprise-class cloud and datacenter platform, Windows Server 2012 R2 can easily scale to continuously run the largest workloads with support for up to 64 processors and 1 terabyte of memory for Hyper-V guests, and VHDX virtual hard disks up to 64 terabytes. In addition, powerful availability features protect against service outages. And with automated protection and recovery for cost-effective business continuity on-premises and across clouds, you can improve your workload SLAs while reducing downtime risks.
To help you protect your investments in existing cross-platform technologies, Windows Server 2012 R2 also offers expanded support for a heterogeneous datacenter, including rich Linux support.
Read the Windows Server 2012 R2 Datasheet
Read the Windows Server 2012 R2 White Paper