Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise

Windows Server 2008 Enterprise delivers an enterprise-class platform for deploying business-critical applications.

For a highly dynamic, scalable IT infrastructure

The most advanced Windows Server operating system yet. SP1 - 10 CALs, 1 server (1-8 CPU).
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Windows Server 2008 Enterprise provides the foundation for a highly dynamic, scalable IT infrastructure. Microsoft Windows Server 2008 is the most advanced Windows Server operating system yet, designed to power the next-generation of networks, applications, and Web services.

With Windows Server 2008 you can

Develop, deliver, and manage rich user experiences and applications
Provide secure network infrastructure.
Increase technological efficiency and value within your organization.

Valuable new functionality

Windows Server 2008 builds on the success and strengths of its Windows Server predecessors while delivering valuable new functionality and powerful improvements to the base operating system. These improvements help save time, reduce costs, and provide a solid foundation for your information technology (IT) infrastructure
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Virtualization technologies

Hyper-V provides tools for creating a virtual computing environment that enables you to run guest OSs on a Windows Server 2008 host server. With server virtualization, administrators can modularize network services and applications by installing a limited number of roles and features in several virtual machines and using fewer physical servers.

Active Directory

Active Directory is the foundation of a Windows network environment. This directory service enables administrators to create and manage users and groups, set network-wide user and computer policies, manage security, and organize network resources.

Management utilities

The new Server Manager provides a single interface for installing, configuring, and removing a variety of server roles and features on your Windows server. It also summarizes server?s status and configuration and includes tools to diagnose problems, manage storage, and perform general configuration tasks.

Improve availability
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Help improve availability with clustering and hot-add processor capabilities.

Improve security
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Help improve security with consolidated identity management features.

Reduce costs
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Reduce infrastructure costs by consolidating applications with virtualization licensing rights.