Microsoft Servers

Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2

If Microsoft Small Business Server 2008 has more functionality than you want or need for your business solution,  then Windows Server 2008 R2 is an excellent alternative.  Windows Server 2008 R2 expands existing technology.   It adds new features allowing organizations to increase the reliability and flexibility of their server infrastructures.

Improves the Web Application Platform

Windows Server 2008 R2 includes many enhancements that make this release the most robust Windows Server Web application platform yet. It offers an updated Web server role, Internet Information Services (IIS) 7.5, and greater support for .NET on Server Core.

Enables Server and Desktop Virtualization

Virtualization is a major part of today’s data centers. The operating efficiencies offered by virtualization allow organizations to dramatically reduce operational effort and power consumption.  Windows Server 2008 R2 provides the following virtualization types:  Client and Server virtualization provided by Hyper-V and Presentation virtualization with Remote Desktop Services.

Improves Power Management and Streamline Management

The ongoing management of servers in the data center is one of the most time-consuming tasks facing IT professionals today.  Any management strategy you deploy should support the management of both your physical and virtual environments.  To help with this problem, Windows Server 2008 R2 has new features to reduce the ongoing management of Windows Server 2008 R2 and to reduce the administrative effort for common day-to-day operational tasks.

 Scalability and Reliability

Windows Server 2008 R2 is capable of unprecedented workload size, dynamic scalability, and across-the-board availability and reliability.  A host of new and updated features are available, including leveraging sophisticated CPU architectures, increased operating system componentization, and improved performance and scalability for applications and services.

Cost-Effective Virtualization Rights

Windows Server 2008 R2 gives  flexible and cost-effective virtualization rights:  one free virtual instance for Standard Edition, four free virtual instances for Enterprise Editions, and unlimited virtual instances for Datacenter Edition with the purchase of a license of Windows Server 2008.

Available Add-On Applications Include:

  • Windows Storage Server 2008 enables your organization to optimize it’s data center storage requirements.
  • Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 is a flexible and reliable messaging platform that can help you lower your messaging costs by 50-80%.   It will  increase productivity with “anywhere” access to business communications, and safeguard your business with protection and compliance capabilities that help you manage risk.
  • SharePoint Server 2010 helps you manage your business data more efficiently and monitor and analyze business performance to goals easily.   For a comprehensive look at the new SharePoint features, follow the link:   WHAT’S NEW IN SHAREPOINT 2010
  • SQL Server 2008 provides businesses with a high performance database platform that’s reliable, scalable, and easy to manage using familiar SQL Server administration tools.  SQL Server 2008 protects valuable information with flexible, transparent data encryption for databases, data files, and logs files.