Windows Server 2016 Datacenter will help you build a stable network structure, offering many exclusive features, available only in this version. These include: Shielded Virtual Machines, Networking (SDN), Storage Spaces Direct and Storage Replica. Microsoft Windows Server 2016 Datacenter is the right choice for the growing number of enterprises adopting virtualization. Among the most important new features: rules associated with Hyper-V, advances in failover clustering, increased ability to handle transient network and storage failures.
What's new in Windows Server 2016 Datacenter
- Cloud technologies and Windows containers ensure greater speed and flexibility
- Failover clustering to increase resilience to transient network or storage failures
- Secure server system management via new server roles and the minimal NanoServer design (without a graphical user interface to improve performance and reduce maintenance requirements)
- Storage Replica offers preventive protection against failures
- Storage Spaces Direct enables the design of scalable highly available storage systems with local storage
- Shielded Virtual Machines protects data inside virtual machines from unauthorized access
- Software-Defined Networking (SDN) functionality for centralized management and configuration of physical and virtual network devices such as routers, switches or gateways
Advanced security with Windows Server 2016 Datacenter
Microsoft Windows Server 2016 Datacenter supports you with "zero trust" hardware security settings to protect against the latest threats. Resources in shared environments are protected through isolation. So for example virtual machines are isolated from the underlying host. “The Host Guardian Service”, a new Windows Server role, allows the trusted Host to be recognized. Furthermore, the "Just in Time" as well as "Just Enough", allow, as management rules, to regulate access as administrator. Windows Server 2016 Datacenter, therefore provides great added values in terms of security.
New licensing model tested in Windows Server 2016
In previous versions, Standard and Datacenter, licensing terms applied based on physical CPUs. The new licensing model refers to Cores. A server with at least 8 cores per processor and with a total of at least two processors is considered to be a 16-core server system. The minimum number of licensed cores is 16. Therefore. Older servers will have to activate new licenses in addition. Add-on licenses are available in increments of 2, 16 or 24 cores. To the "pro-core licenses", the user or device "CALs" must be added.
WINDOWS SERVER 2016 DATACENTER – SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS
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