Do you need to improve the efficiency and availability of your IT resources and applications? Obtain it with the new virtualization innovations provided in Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1, supported on the new HP ProLiant Generation 8 platforms. This service pack release delivers two new features, namely Dynamic Memory and RemoteFX, to help businesses further optimize their datacenter and desktops. ProLiant Generation 8 and Windows Server 2008 R2 is supported by HP when utilizing Service Pack 1 only. - Dynamic Memory lets Hyper-V administrators’ pool available memory on a physical host and dynamically distributes it to any virtual machine(s) running on that host. - RemoteFX lets Windows Server 2008 R2 administrators provide a rich end user desktop virtualization experience by delivering vivid content, independent of any graphics stack, to server-hosted virtual and session-based desktops.

What's new

  • Achieve increased density when consolidating physical servers into a virtual realm, with Dynamic Memory Hyper-V, included in the Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1.
  • Allocate a range of memory (minimum and maximum) to individual virtual machines with Dynamic Memory; enable the system to dynamically adjust the memory usage of them based on demand.
  • Reduce physical memory requirements in a virtual environment with Dynamic Memory, making costs lower.
  • Your IT administrators will deliver a rich graphics experience to end-users through virtualized desktops by using RemoteFX, a key feature of Remote Desktop Services (RDS).
  • Experience workspaces in full fidelity, improving end-user productivity as RemoteFX adds support for any application, including 3D, and rich media to a virtual desktop environment.
  • Empower your IT team to improve compatibility & management of a desktop environment and reduce support costs with HP/Microsoft Client Virtualization Reference Architecture.

Features

Offers an updated Web server role, IIS 7.5 and greater support for .NET on Server Core.

Reduced Effort to Administer and Support Web-Based Applications
Reduced Support and Troubleshooting Effort
Improved File-Transfer Services
Ability to Extend Functionality and Features
Improved .NET Support

Improved workload size, dynamic scalability, and across-the-board availability and reliability.

Leveraging Sophisticated CPU Architectures
Increased operating system componentization
Improved performance and scalability for applications and services, also Storage Solutions and Protection of Intranet Resources.

Improved management and administrative functions with the most flexible and robust operating system.

Improved data center power consumption management and reduction of administrative effort for administrative tasks performed interactively.
Improved Management of File Services and remote administration.
Improved identity management and compliance with established standards and best practices.
Enhanced command-line and automated management by using PowerShell version 2.0.

Windows Server 2008 R2 provides the following virtualization types

Client and Server virtualization provided by Hyper-V
Presentation virtualization with Remote Desktop Services


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