Windows Server DataCenter 2016 is a cloud-ready operating system that provides businesses with the most secure and reliable platform for their applications and workloads. It is designed to provide greater scalability and performance, and to maximize IT flexibility and efficiency. It enables businesses to secure data and applications with advanced security features like Shielded Virtual Machines, Network Controller, and Windows Containers. Additionally, Windows Server 2016 DataCenter offers integrated support for Microsoft Azure Hybrid Use Benefit (HUB) so customers can easily move workloads between local and cloud environments. With support for Storage Spaces Direct, Storage Replica, and Hyper-V Network Virtualization, Windows Server 2016 DataCenter helps businesses build a highly available and cost-effective virtualized infrastructure.
Windows Server 2016 DataCenter includes
- Hyper-V virtualization
- Failover clustering
- Storage Spaces Direct
- Shielded Virtual Machines
- Windows Containers
- Storage Replica
- Network Controller
- Software-defined networking
- Hyper-V Network Virtualization
- Remote Desktop Services
- Active Directory Federation Services
- Windows Server Update Services
- Windows Deployment Services
- Windows PowerShell Desired State Configuration
- Internet Information Services (IIS) 10.0
What is Windows Server 2016?
Windows Server 2016 is the latest version of Microsoft’s Windows Server line of operating systems. It is a server operating system that delivers an enhanced experience for organizations that need to manage large numbers of servers, including the ability to scale out and manage more servers in an automated way. Windows Server 2016 offers new capabilities such as:
-A single pane of glass for managing your servers, including a new interface that makes it easier to find resources and manage your server workloads.
-The ability to deploy Nano Server on laptops and tablets, making it easy to quickly deploy secure Windows Servers in remote locations.
-The addition of Hyper-V features that make it easier to administer virtual machines and Scale Out your data center infrastructure.
The Features of Windows Server DataCenter 2016
Windows Server 2016 has a number of new features that make it a powerful datacenter operating system. Here are some of the key features:
-Extended namespace support provides greater flexibility and control over naming and configuration in Windows Server DataCenter 2016. This allows administrators to delegate authority for configuration management and application deployment to respective groups, and defines a more granular approach to addressing resource requirements.
-Infrastructure as code (IaC) enables developers to automate the provisioning, deployment, management, monitoring, and scaling of infrastructure services using an industry-standard orchestration platform. Windows Server 2016 supports two types of IaC: programmatic IaC, which lets administrators manage services through scripts or PowerShell cmdlets; and declarative IaC, which exposes configuration rules that can be used by administrators or developers to automate the process of deploying services.
-Faster startup times mean less time spent waiting for systems to start up. Hyper-V on Windows Server 2016 offers significant performance improvements that allow it to handle more virtual machines concurrently. Additionally, hardware acceleration makes it possible to run live migration and storage replication between servers with minimal impact on performance.
-Windows Storage Server DataCenter 2016 delivers significant performance enhancements over its predecessor while maintaining compatibility with previous releases of the software. The addition of deduplication and compression along with improved snapshotting capabilities make it easier for administrators to manage large storage deployments while reducing storage costs.
- CPU socket: 4 GHz (64-bit processor) or faster for single core
- Memory (RAM): 2GB
- Hard disks and available storage space: 160GB hard disk with a 60GB system partition
- Network adapter: Gigabit Ethernet adapter (10/100/1000baseT PHY/MAC)
- Internet: Some functionality may require Internet access (fees may apply) or a Microsoft account
- Supported Client operating systems: Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 8, Windows 7, Macintosh OS X versions 10.5 to 10.8.
Note: Some features require professional or higher editions.
1 GB of available hard drive space (a portion of this disk will be freed after installation)
- Router: A router or firewall that supports IPv4 NAT or IPv6