Windows Server 2016: A Detailed Overview


Windows Server 2016 is soon to be launched this year. Technologists are looking up to this latest version of Windows server as a modern and revolutionary technology. New apps, advanced features, Cloud-first world, and Speed are some of the highlights of this latest version. Microsoft has mentioned that Windows Server 2016 is an attempt to bring Cloud-born technologies to the traditional data center to enable optimum utilization of resources and delivering innovative solutions to the customers.

Windows Server 2016: Features like never before:

Nano Server: This is one of the revolutionary features of Windows Server 2016, which is 25 times smaller than a regular Windows server deployment. This Nano server is designed to reduce the data center footprint.

Hyper-V Containers: Windows server containers is transformed with this new version into Hyper-V Containers.  This enables the users to run isolated applications on a single computer. Hyper-V Containers hold each container in a light weight machine. Innovation has become easier for users with modernized Windows Server 2016 Hyper-V Containers.

Reduced costs: On-premise storage capabilities of Microsoft Azure public cloud in Windows Server 2016 will mean better agility. Besides, the software-defined network and datacenter capabilities have resulted in the lower costs of private cloud.

Better Security: The security features in Windows Server 2016 is going to be better than ever. The virtual machines have shielded protection and even the administration rights have been extended to domain controllers as well as server maintenance activities too. Moreover, the software-defined monitoring and Guardian Host deployment and management will protect the user IP. Windows Server 2016 is designed with futuristic and comprehensive security features.

Storage: Storage capabilities of Windows Server 2016 is dynamically improved. Users can easily upgrade storage cluster to Windows Server 2016 without suffering any downtime. L4 Load balancer has been introduced with SDN architecture from MS Azure. It will also support SSD, SATA and other flash-configured storage devices with better monitoring capabilities.