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Windows Server 2016 Datacenter

Windows Server 2016 Datacenter Edition is the newest version of the highly virtualized software built for private and hybrid cloud environments. 

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Windows Server 2016 Datacenter Edition is the newest version of the highly virtualized software built for private and hybrid cloud environments. Your datacenter can be run with an automated and resilient operating system and will have access to many of the same cloud-efficient features found in Microsoft Azure datacenters. Users can change existing applications into cloud-ready solutions and help developers to create new ones using containers, microservices, and Nano Server.

Powerful tools to save time and reduce costs

Windows Server 2016 also helps to prevent malicious attacks against your system with a strengthened security suite that also detects any suspicious activity as a preventative measure. Users can change existing applications into cloud-ready solutions and help developers to create new apps using containers, microservices, and the new Nano Server. Your data center can be run with an automated and resilient operating system and will have access to many of the same cloud-efficient features found in Microsoft Azure data centers.

Nano Server

Nano Server boasts a 92 percent smaller installation footprint than the Windows Server graphical user interface (GUI) installation option.

Built-In Containers

Develop and manage with agility thanks to Windows Server and Hyper-V containers

Added Layers of Security

Enhance security and reduce risk with multiple layers of built-in protection

New Deployment Options

Increase availability and reduce resource usage with the lightweight Nano Server

Strengthen your security

Help prevent malicious attacks and detect suspicious activity where it matters: your operating system and workloads.

Cost-Efficient Storage

Build highly available, scalable software-defined storage and reduce costs

Respond faster with rapid network scale

Move your network-control layer from hardware to software. Automatically balance and shift workloads without setting switches.

Increase application isolation

Help protect container-based applications with Hyper-V containers. Use the distributed firewall, a software-defined networking capability, to control internal and external network traffic to virtual machines.

Build cloud and hybrid apps

Combine the benefits of containers with Nano server, Azure Service Fabric, and Windows Server for true business agility in cloud-native apps.

Features

  • Nano Server. Nano Server boasts a 92 percent smaller installation footprint than the Windows Server graphical user interface (GUI) installation option.
  • Built-In Containers. Move existing apps to containers with little or no code changes. Enable “write-once, run anywhere” apps to deploy on-premises, to any cloud, or in a hybrid architecture with containers. It’s consistency across dev, test, and production.
  • Shielded Virtual Machines.
  • Increase application isolation with Hyper-V containers.
  • Added Layers of Security.
  • Linux Secure Boot.
  • Resilient File System (ReFS).
  • Active Directory Federation Services (ADFS).
  • Enhance Security with Windows Server 2016.
  • Protect Administrator Credentials using Credential Guard and Remote Credential Guard.
  • Detect security threats quickly using Microsoft Operations Management Suite Insights & Analytics tools to set up alerts and reporting.
  • Run current applications on a secure, software-defined fabric without modifying them. Take advantage of enhanced security and efficiency features on the fabric.
  • Increase efficiency & agility with a software-defined datacenter. Blend physical and virtual infrastructures through software-defined compute, storage, and networking technologies.
  • Innovate faster when you build apps on Windows Server with a modern DevOps environment. Bring agility, scale, and security benefits to existing applications, while building next-generation applications optimized for the cloud.
  • Run current applications on a secure, software-defined fabric without modifying them. Take advantage of enhanced security and efficiency features on the fabric.
  • Build cloud and hybrid apps with Nano server, Azure Service Fabric, and Windows Server for true business agility in cloud-native apps.

Compare Windows Server 2016 Editions

FeatureEssentialsStandardDatacenter
Core functionality of Windows Server
OSEs / Windows Server containers with Hyper-V isolation 2 Unlimited
Windows Server containers
Host Guardian Service
Nano Server

Software Assurance Required

Software Assurance Required

Storage features including Storage Spaces Direct and Storage Replica
Shielded Virtual Machines
Networking stack
Licensing Model Specialty servers Core-based Core-based
CAL Requirements No CAL required Windows Server CAL Windows Server CAL

With Windows Server 2016 Datacenter, users gain access to features such as server virtualization, storage, software-defined networking, web application platforms, server management and automation, information protection, virtual desktops, and much more. One of Microsoft's newest features with 2016 is Nano Server, a headless installation option for Windows Server 2016, and has a 93% lower VHD size than Windows Server.

More Information
Delivery Digital Delivery (Email)
Delivery Time 5 Minutes
Licence Term Perpetual
Licence Use Home and Commercial
Core Licensing 16 Cores
Users 1 Admin User
Devices 1 Server
Publisher Microsoft
Language

Chinese (Simplified), English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Russian, and Spanish.

System Requirements

1.4 GHz 64-bit processor
Compatible with x64 instruction set
Supports NX and DEP
Supports CMPXCHG16b, LAHF/SAHF, and PrefetchW
Supports Second Level Address Translation (EPT or NPT)
512 MB (2 GB for Server with Desktop Experience installation option)
ECC (Error Correcting Code) type or similar technology
32 GB minimum storage space
An Ethernet adapter capable of at least gigabit throughput
Compliant with the PCI Express architecture specification.
Supports Pre-boot Execution Environment (PXE).

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