Greater flexibility and agility with Windows Server 2012 R2.nnAt the heart of the Microsoft Cloud OS vision, Windows Server 2012 R2 brings Microsoft’s experience delivering global-scale cloud services into your infrastructure with new features and enhancements in virtualization, management, storage, networking, virtual desktop infrastructure, access and information protection, the web and application platform, and more.nnWith Windows Server 2012 R2 you can scale to run your most important workloads with robust recovery options. You’ll achieve value quickly with a wide range of cost-effective, high-performance storage options and simplified delivery of multi-tenant IT services. You can build, deploy, operate, and monitor applications on-premises and in the cloud. Empower users with secure access to corporate resources on the devices they choose.nnEnterprise-class.nImprove performance and scale capacity more efficiently to run your largest workloads while enabling robust recovery options to protect against outages.nnSimple and cost-effective.nDeliver multi-tenant-aware storage and networking multi-tenancy capabilities for storage and networking on low-cost, industry-standard hardware.nnApplication focused.nWith enhanced support for open frameworks, you can build, deploy, and scale applications and websites with more flexibility by unlocking application portability between on-premises environments and public and service provider clouds.nnUser-centric.nDeploy a virtual desktop infrastructure and lower storage costs significantly using a broad range of storage options and VHD deduplication.nnWindows Server licensing makes choosing the right edition of Windows Server easier. Choose from four editions of Windows Server, based on the size of your organization and your requirements for virtualization and cloud computing. Windows Server 2012 R2 Datacenter with unlimited virtualization rights provides the benefits of cloud-level scale with predictable, lower costs. Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard offers the same enterprise-class features without unlimited virtualization rights. Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials is an ideal cloud-connected first server.