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Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2 DataCenter offers you an up to date server operating system with a central focus on virtualisation and storage of data in a Cloud. Win Server 2012 R2 DataCenter in addition not only brings you a new user interface, but also provides you with many new features and enhancements, above all in the areas of networking, application and web platform, storage, desktop infrastructure, and information and access security. Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2 DataCenter also increases the productivity and performance of your server.
Work efficiently with Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2 DataCenter
Windows Server 2012 R2 DataCenter is aimed at both small and larger businesses, and the improved performance and scalability allow you to handle even business-critical workloads. In addition, stable restore options provide protection from outages with Win Server 2012 R2 DataCenter. Thanks to the configuration of an extended support function for open frameworks, Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2 DataCenter also allows you to develop applications and websites.
More flexibility with virtualisation and Cloud services
Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2 DataCenter enables you to set up a virtual desktop infrastructure. You can expand applications both in the local data centre and into the public Cloud without problems, and make them available on a very flexible basis, with the help of the application portability offered by service providers. Multiple storage options and the VHD duplication feature in Windows Server 2012 R2 DataCenter save you storage costs. The modern user interface originated in Microsoft’s Windows 8 and simplifies operation of the system for you when you use a touch screen.
The main difference between Windows Server 2012 DataCenter and the Standard version is that the latter is limited to two machines in the number of virtual instances, while the number in the DataCenter edition is unlimited. The systems requirements for Win Server 2012 R2 DataCenter are the same as those for its predecessor, Windows Server 2012 DataCenter, with two physical processors being supported.
New features in Windows Server 2012 R2 DataCenter
The reliable Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2 DataCenter system is impressive not only due to its efficient performance optimisations but also because of numerous new programs and features:
- Microsoft Windows Azure: Cloud security for the server
- Modern user interface: optimised for touch screen operation
- New Task Manager: optimised processing and interface
- PowerShell 3.0: better system configuration management
- SMB 3.0: improved access for file sharing
- IIS 8.0: management of extended certificate authentication
Further new functions offered to you by Win Server 2012 R2 DataCenter compared to its predecessor version are storage spaces with tiering, storage QoS and a shared VHDX.
Improved data management
With Windows Server 2012 R2 DataCenter the familiar NTFG file system has also been extended with the new ReFS. This offers you optimum support, in particular for server operation, as it has been developed exclusively for storage of data on servers. Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2 DataCenter now also provides you with Dynamic Access Control, which uses meta data to regulate data access. This new feature acts on the Active Directory security policies and offers protection to your data by, among other things, preventing unauthorised access when files are being transferred.
Ms Windows Server 2012 R2 DataCenter - System requirements
|Required operating system|
Windows Server 2012 R2 DataCenter
|Processor||Minimum: 1.4 GHz 64-bit processor|
|Memory||Minimum: 512 MB|
|Hard disk||Minimum: 32 GB|
|Graphics||Super VGA or greater-resolution monitor (800x600)|