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Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials

At the heart of the Microsoft Cloud OS vision, Windows Server 2012 R2 brings Microsoft's experience delivering global-scale cloud services into your infrastructure. Windows Server 2012 R2 offers exciting features and enhancements across virtualization, storage, networking, virtual desktop infrastructure, access and information protection, and more.

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Special Price £149.99 Regular Price £299.99
 

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As an ideal first server for small businesses with up to 25 users and 50 devices, Windows® Server 2012 R2 Essentials provides an affordable and easy-to-use solution to protect critical business data with advanced, automated backup features for clients and the server.

Powerful tools to save time and reduce costs

It helps to organize and access business documents from virtually anywhere with centralized storage and remote access. Furthermore, it supports the applications small business customers need to run their business and allows quickly connecting to optional online services to increase the server’s functionalities.

Server Virtualization

New levels of performance and cross-platform support.

Networking

Hybrid networking with breakthrough levels of flexibility and performance.

Server Management and Automation

Increased management efficiency for a diverse datacenter.

Web and Application Platform

Modern apps build and deployed to scale on-premises and in the cloud.

Access and Information Protection

Consistent and Flexible user access to corporate resources while protecting data.

Virtual desktop Infrastructure

Great performance, easy to deploy and cost-effective.

Features

  • License allows to run in a physical environment (as Hyper-V host) and in virtual environment at the same time.
  • End-to-end integrated setup installs and configures many of the roles and features of Windows Server 2012 R2 according to best practices configuration for small business environments.
  • Incorporates Storage Spaces feature; leverages all the improvements introduced with the Windows Server 2012 R2 storage stack
  • Health monitoring - monitors its own health status and the status of clients running Windows 7, Windows 8.1 as well as Mac OS X version 10.5 and above
  • Remote Web Access - access applications and data from virtually anywhere
  • Microsoft Online Backup - cloud-based storage service that is managed by Microsoft

Benefits

  • No CALs required
  • AD automatically configured “out of the box”
  • Allows complete system backups and bare-metal restores of the server as well as the client computers connected to the network – supports now volumes > 2TB
  • Microsoft Online Backup - cloud-based storage service that is managed by Microsoft
  • Centrally manages and configures the new File History feature of Windows 8.1 clients
  • Easy VPN setup
  • Extensibility model through add-ons

Compare Windows Server 2012 R2 Editions

FeatureEssentialsStandardDatacenter
Core functionality of Windows Server
OSEs / Windows Server containers with Hyper-V isolation 2 Unlimited
Windows Server containers without Hyper-V isolation
Host Guardian Service
Storage features including Storage Spaces Direct and Storage Replica
Shielded Virtual Machines
Networking stack
Licensing Model Specialty servers Core-based Core-based
CAL Requirements No CAL required Windows Server CAL Windows Server CAL

Windows Server 2012 R2 offers exciting features and enhancements across virtualization, storage, networking, virtual desktop infrastructure, access and information protection, and more.

More Information
Delivery Digital Delivery (Email)
Delivery Time 5 Minutes
Licence Term Perpetual
Licence Use Home and Commercial
Core Licensing Not Applicable
Users 1 Admin User
Devices 1 Server
Publisher Microsoft
Language

Multi language

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