Do more with less The HP and Microsoft partnership extends Windows Server 2012 features with the release of Windows Server 2012 R2. Combining the HP ProLiant Gen8 features with the advanced virtualization and scalability features of Windows Server 2012 R2 empowers IT users and provides flexible access to corporate resources while protecting corporate information. Editions: - Windows Server 2012 R2 Datacentre: for highly virtualized private cloud environments - Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard: for physical or minimally virtualized environments - Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials: a unique cloud-enabled offering for up to 25 users - Windows Server 2012 R2 Foundation: a Windows Server experience for as many as 15 users This new release enhances server virtualization, storage, networking management, and application platform support. Windows Server 2012 R2 is a complete virtualization platform that delivers a fully isolated, multi-tenant environment. It includes tools to help guarantee service-level agreements (SLAs), enables chargebacks through use-based billing, and supports self-service delivery. Increase scalability and performance through a high-density, scalable environment that can perform optimally as it adapts to your changing needs. Get connectivity to cloud services using a common identity and management framework for reliable security-enhanced, cross-premises connectivity.