With Windows Server 2012 R2 you can scale to run your most important workloads with robust recovery options. You’ll achieve value quickly with a wide range of cost-effective, high-performance storage options and simplified delivery of multi-tenant IT services. You can build, deploy, operate, and monitor applications on premises and in the cloud. Empower users with secure access to corporate resources on the devices they choose.
Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard is perfect for:
Any business with 25 or more users that wants to leverage the performance and scalability of Windows Server.
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Add as many users as you’d like by purchasing a Windows Server CAL for each user.
Secure Anywhere Access
Provide secure remote access to your mobile workers and automatic VPN connections to enable your users to sync their work files from a corporate server to their devices.
Build scalable, high-performance, highly available storage solutions using industry-standard hardware so your services can be continuously available too.
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Take advantage of the cost savings of virtualization and maximize server hardware investments by consolidating your servers as virtual machines on a single physical host.
Multiple Server Management
Use a single dashboard to view take action across multiple servers through a single relevant dashboard in Server Manager.
Windows Failover Clustering
Group two or more physical servers and use automatic failover to increase availability during planned or unplanned downtime.
|Best Fit For||Smaller companies buying their first server||Medium sized companies with everyday virtualization needs||Larger companies that have invested in heavy virtualization|
|Numbers of Users Supported||25 (no CALs required)||Unlimited (with CALs)||Unlimited (with CALs)|
|Essentials Experience Dashboard||✓||✓||✓|
|Managed Data Backup||✓||✓||✓|
|Remote Web Access||✓||✓||✓|
|Full Remote Desktop Services||✓||✓|
|Windows Failover Clustering||✓||✓|
|Multiple Server Management||✓||✓|
|Unlimited Windows Server Virtual Machines||✓|