|Windows Server 2012 Standard is a flexible, powerful, and easy-to-use server solution. Whether your company is a small business or a large enterprise, Windows Server 2012 Standard can help you cloud optimize your business.|
Powerful tools to save time and reduce costs
Windows Server 2012 Standard enables you to blend your on-premises solutions with the cloud without having to re-engineer infrastructure, systems management, or applications. It offers customers scalable, dynamic, and multitenant-aware cloud infrastructure that helps users connect across-premises. As a result, IT can respond to business needs with greater agility and efficiency, and the mobile workforce is able to access personalized work environments from virtually anywhere.
New levels of performance and cross-platform support.
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.
Compare Windows Server 2012 R2 Editions
|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|
|Licensing Model||Specialty servers||Core-based||Core-based|
|CAL Requirements||No CAL required||Windows Server CAL||Windows Server CAL|