Windows Server® 2008 R2 Foundation is a cost-effective, entry-level technology operating system designed for small business owners and IT generalists supporting small businesses with fewer than 15 users. Foundation is an inexpensive, easy-to-deploy, proven, and reliable technology that provides organizations with the foundation to run prevalent business applications as well as share information and resources.
Windows Small Business Server 2008 is a specially designed software suite for businesses with fewer than 75 users and incorporates key Windows Server technologies that provide many of the features used by larger companies including integration with key lines of business applications such as accounting and CRM. This one (SBS Standard) to two (SBS Premium) server solution provides e-mail, Internet connectivity, internal Web sites, remote access, support for mobile devices, file and printer sharing, backup, and restore – all at a discount from the stand-alone software product prices.
Windows Server® 2008 R2 Standard is the most robust Windows Server operating system to date. With built-in, advanced Web and virtualization capabilities, it is designed to increase the reliability and flexibility of your server infrastructure while helping save time and reduce costs. Virtualization abilities enable greater control over your servers as well as streamlined configuration and management tasks. Plus, cutting edge security features such as AppLocker, Security Auditing, and Windows Authentication work to harden the operating system to help protect your data and network and provide a solid, highly dependable foundation for your business.
Windows Server® 2008 R2 Enterprise is an advanced server platform that is designed to provide more cost-effective and reliable support for mission-critical workloads. Supporting up to four virtual machines and unlimited numbers of users, it offers innovative features for virtualization, power savings, and manageability and helps make it easy for mobile workers to access company resources.
Windows Server® 2008 R2 Datacenter delivers an enterprise-class platform for deploying business-critical applications and large-scale virtualization on small and large servers. It can improve availability, help enhance power management, integrate solutions for mobile and branch workers and help reduce infrastructure costs by consolidating applications with unlimited virtualization licensing rights. Able to scale from two to 64 processors and support unlimited users, Windows Server® R2 2008 Datacenter provides a foundation on which to build enterprise-class virtualization and scale-up solutions.