The standard edition of Windows Server 2012 R2 (64-bit) from Microsoft helps to deliver an enterprise-class server and cloud platform. It helps you optimize performance for your most important workloads and helps to protect against service outages with its recovery options. It helps reduce complexity and cost with automation plus storage and networking virtualization solutions based on industry-standard hardware. With Windows Server 2012 R2, you will be able to build, run, and scale applications that can move between your datacenter and the cloud. It allows you to provide users with remote access from virtually anywhere while using nearly any device.
Windows Server 2012 R2 is streamlined and simple, helping to make it easy for customers to choose the edition that is right for their needs. Standard edition is ideal for those customers who want to have a physical or lightly virtualized environment. This edition enables you to run up to two virtual instances of Windows Server with each license, and provides all the same features as the Datacenter edition. Licensing for the Standard edition will continue to be processor plus CAL, with each license covering up to two physical processors on a single server, just like the Datacenter edition. While this edition does support two processors, it will only support one physical operating environment.
Windows Server 2012 with Hyper-V offers a complete virtualization platform, providing increased scalability and performance with an elastic and flexible solution from the datacenter to the cloud. It's now easier than ever for organizations to realize cost savings from virtualization and to optimize server hardware investments.
Virtual Desktop Infrastructure in Windows Server 2012 makes it possible for you to access Internet from virtually anywhere on popular devices, providing you a rich Windows experience while ensuring enhanced data security and compliance.
Windows Server 2012 provides an array of enhanced features that help reduce networking complexity, making it easier to connect users to IT resources, efficiently manage your datacenter and private clouds as well as easily link your infrastructure with public cloud services.
Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V improves both scalability and performance. It helps you deliver a fully-isolated, multi-tenant environment that includes tools to help guarantee SLAs, enable charge backs and support self-service scenarios. With Windows Server 2012 Datacenter, you can continually increase your VM density without additional licensing costs for virtualizing infrastructure and applications and with lots of more.