Windows Server 2012 R2

Windows Server 2012 R2

Windows Server 2012 R2 is a server operating system developed by Microsoft and is part of the Windows NT family. It builds upon the features and improvements introduced in Windows Server 2012, providing a robust and scalable platform for running enterprise-level applications and services.

Windows Server 2012 R2 introduces various enhancements and features, including improved virtualization capabilities with Hyper-V. It offers enhancements such as live migration, storage migration, and network virtualization, enabling efficient management of virtual machines and resources.

The operating system also includes features like Windows PowerShell 4.0, which provides advanced automation and scripting capabilities, and dynamic access control for enhanced security and access management.

Windows Server 2012 R2 supports cloud integration with features like Windows Azure Backup and Windows Azure Hyper-V Recovery Manager, allowing organizations to extend their on-premises infrastructure to the cloud for hybrid scenarios.

Other notable features include improvements in storage with features like Storage Spaces and Storage Tiering, improved scalability and performance with support for larger configurations and increased virtual machine density, and enhanced management capabilities through Server Manager and Windows PowerShell.