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.
Whether your company is a small business or a large enterprise, Windows Server Datacenter can help you cloud optimize your business. Windows Server Datacenter provides licensing rights for unlimited Windows Server virtual machines on a single physical server. Windows Server Datacenter enables you to blend your on-premises solutions with the cloud without having to re-engineer infrastructure, systems management, or applications.
How to Install Windows Server 2012 R2 Datacenter