Windows Server 2016
20 years ago, Microsoft introduced Windows Server the first OS for the masses, democratizing IT platforms and tools to help IT build solutions that drive success. Now in the cloud for the masses era, with Windows Server 2016 Organizations move to the cloud at their own pace. Whether running traditional workloads or the latest cloud-native apps and technology, users get added availability and new layers of security from the same OS that powers Azure with the new Windows Server 2016.
What’s New in Windows Server 2016
With Windows Server 2012, there wasn’t much that distinguished Windows Server Standard and Windows Server Datacenter beyond the licensing details. Microsoft really decided to shake things up and introduce new features that would change that with their release of Windows Server 2016.
Cloud ready Operating System
Easily make the move to the cloud with Hyper-V—the same hypervisor used by Azure.
Software Defined Services
Deploy complex workloads in a matter of seconds moving controls from hardware to software
Security that is built in
Reduce risk with multiple layers of security right in the operating system for on-premises and cloud protection.
Microsoft Windows Server
Windows Server Standard
Windows Server Standard enables a computer to handle network roles such as print server, domain controller, Web server, and file server.
Windows Server Datacenter
Datacenter Edition includes unlimited virtual instances of the operating system environment (VMs / OSEs) and Hyper-V Containers on the licensed physical server.