Windows Server 2012 R2 provides a wide range of new and enhanced features and capabilities spanning server virtualization, storage, software-defined networking, server management, and automation, web, and application platform, access and information protection, virtual desktop infrastructure, and more.
At the heart of Microsoft’s Cloud OS, Windows Server helps customers transform the data center, taking advantage of technological advances and new hybrid cloud capabilities to increase resilience, simplify management, reduce cost, and speed delivery of services to the business.
Windows Server 2012 R2 is a proven, enterprise-class cloud and data center platform that can scale to run your largest workloads while enabling robust recovery options to protect against service outages. It helps accelerate time to value by simplifying your underlying infrastructure and allowing you to reduce cost by taking advantage of industry-standard hardware. Windows Server 2012 R2 helps you build, deploy and scale applications and web sites quickly, and gives you the flexibility to move workloads between on-premises environments and the cloud. It enables you to provide flexible, remote access to corporate resources while managing identities across your datacenter and federated into the cloud, and it helps you protect critical business information.
Processor: 1.4 GHz 64-bit processor
RAM: 512 MB
Disk Space Requirements: 32 GB
You also must have the following:
- Gigabit (10/100/1000baseT) Ethernet adapter
- The DVD drive (if you intend to install the operating system from DVD media)
The following items are not strictly required, but are necessary for certain features:
- Super VGA (1024 x 768) or higher-resolution monitor
- Keyboard and Microsoft® mouse (or another compatible pointing device)
- Internet access (fees may apply)