Sign in Windows Server R2 Windows Server R2 captures the experience Microsoft has gained from building and operating public clouds to deliver a highly dynamic, available, and cost-effective server platform for your datacenter and private cloud. The following information provides an overview of your key licensing options. Licensing editions Compare features in all editions to determine the ideal solution for your virtualization and cloud computing needs. Datacenter Datacenter edition is ideal for customers who want to have a highly virtualized private and hybrid cloud environment. As always, it provides access to all the product features and enables unlimited instances of Windows Server with each license, enabling your virtual environment to grow as you do. The licensing for Datacenter edition will continue to be processor plus CAL Client Access License , with each license covering up to two physical processors on a single server. Standard Standard edition is ideal for those customers who want to have a physical or lightly virtualized environment.
Please visit the blog homepage for the most current posts. Windows Server , which was rolled out in September, has 4 editions, with 2 editions focused on virtualization—Standard and Datacenter. Standard is about
Microsoft released the updating licensing details for WS R2 several weeks ago. Remember that once released, you will be buying Windows server 2012r2 datacenter R2, even if you plan to downgrade to W R2. As with WS, the two editions are identical technically, having the same scalability and features … except one.