Windows Web Server 2008 R2 is a powerful web application and services platform. Featuring Internet Information Services (IIS) 7.5 and designed exclusively as an Internet-facing server, it offers improved administration and diagnostic tools to help reduce infrastructure costs when used with a variety of popular development platforms. With included web server and DNS server roles, as well as improved reliability and scalability, this platform allows you to manage the most demanding environments - from a dedicated web server to an entire web server farm.
Designed to be used specifically as a single-purpose Internet-facing web server, Windows Web Server 2008 R2 delivers on a rock solid foundation of Web infrastructure capabilities in the next-generation Windows Server 2008. Integrated with the newly re-architected IIS 7.0, ASP.NET, and the Microsoft .NET Framework, Windows Web Server 2008 R2 enables any organization to rapidly deploy Web pages, Web sites, Web applications, and Web services.
Windows Web Server 2008 R2 is optimized specifically for Internet-facing web-serving environments and built on industry standards allowing organizations to easily build new, or integrate into existing, server infrastructure environments. Web developers can build web pages and services that can communicate with other platforms using standards-based interfaces like XML and SOAP. This level of cost-effective application development encourages business productivity and flexibility, and increases business solution opportunities.