Windows Server 2008
Windows Server 2008 is the latest and greatest in the world of Microsoft servers. It is available in eight (8) different versions each of which are put together to allow the consumer to pick and choose which version best suits their needs and the needs of their company.
Having this many versions, in my estimation, is pretty smart. If you think about it in the same way you think about buying a vehicle it will make sense to you too. If you owned a pizza delivery business and you were going to buy a new vehicle to specifically deliver pizza you would not buy a semi truck that could end up costing you over $100,000.00. That would be overkill, right? You're going to want to get a vehicle that gets good gas mileage, one that is easy to drive in traffic, and one that has good safety features and is more reasonably priced. It's the same way when it comes to buying servers for your company, you do not want to pay for things that you don't need. with this being said Microsoft has produced eight (8) versions for us, the consumer, choose from. Let's take a look at what these eight versions that have been made available, they are described by Microsoft as follows:
Windows Server 2008 R2 Foundation is a cost-effective, entry-level technology foundation targeted at small business owners and IT generalists supporting small businesses. Foundation is an inexpensive, easy-to-deploy, proven, and reliable technology that provides organizations with the foundation to run the most prevalent business applications as well as share information and resources.
Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard is the most robust Windows Server operating system to date. With built-in, enhanced Web and virtualization capabilities, it is designed to increase the reliability and flexibility of your server infrastructure while helping save time and reduce costs. Powerful tools give