Microsoft Windows Server 2016

A platform for a dynamic and efficiently managed data center

Microsoft Windows Server 2016

 

Microsoft Windows Server is used by many large and small businesses.  It delivers value to organizations of all size, increasing productivity and reducing costs.

Windows Server 2016 redefines the server category, delivering hundreds of new features and enhancements spanning virtualization, networking, storage, user experience, cloud computing, automation, and more to reduce costs and deliver a whole new level of business value

Windows Server 2016 includes the following technologies for optimum flexibility: 

Security

Windows Server 2016 includes new features in the operating system to help protect against malicious attacks. Encrypt your virtual machines with Bitlocker and help them run only on approved hosts. There is added protection for user credentials using Credit Guard and Remote Credit Guard. Resist breaches with Control Flow Guard and Windows Defender. Device Guard helps ensure that only trusted software can run on the server. The advanced auditing features help improve the ability to defend attacks. You have the ability to isolate applications and control network traffic to VMs.

Compute

Run you servers with an automated operating system. Compute has updates to Hyper-V that improve reliability and allows you to create and run multiple virtual machines. Remote Desktop Services lets users access resources remotely and can be used with Azure to create hosting solutions. Use PowerShell 5.1 and Desired State Configuration to automate server management. Manage servers remotely with a new GUI interface and reduce resource usage using the Nano Server installation option.

Storage

The Azure inspired storage capabilities in Windows Server 2016 use polices and automation to reduce costs and add scale. Build scalable storage solutions for less than a SAN or NAS. Create continuity by using Storage Replica for disaster recovery. Quality of Service allows you to prioritize storage resources.

Azure

Create a software defined network with the ability to centrally configure and manage physical and virtual network devices. Deploy and manage policies quickly using a scalable Network Controller. Apply firewall and network policies across segments routing virtualized firewall appliances for added security.Gain mobility by running workloads in containers and move them across VXLAN and NVGRE overlay networks.

Application

Windows Server 2016 supports application innovation using container technology and microservices. Containers help speed application deployment and streamline operations. Microservices can be used to separate app functionality into smaller services, which make it easier to upgrade part of the app. Existing apps can be run without modifying them, taking advantage of greater security and efficiency.

Clustering

Multiple servers can be grouped together to provide a fault tolerant cluster. If one server fails, another node in the cluster can provide services. Some new features to Windows Server 2016 are VM Load balancing, Fault domains, Health service and Cluster operating upgrades.

Server Virtualization

Windows Server 2016 with Hyper-V provides a complete virtualization platform, providing increased scalability and performance with an elastic and flexible solution from the datacenter to the cloud. It’s now easier than ever for organizations to realize cost savings from virtualization and to optimize server hardware investments.

VDI

Virtual Desktop Infrastructure in Windows Server 2016 makes it possible for users to access IT from virtually anywhere on popular devices, providing them a rich Windows experience while ensuring enhanced data security and compliance.

Networking

Windows Server 2016 provides an array of new and enhanced features that help reduce networking complexity, making it easier to connect users to IT resources, efficiently manage your datacenter and private clouds, and easily link your infrastructure with public cloud services.

Identity and Access

Windows Server 2016 makes it easier for administrators to protect corporate resources, build strong data access management and protection, and simplify the deployment of identity management infrastructure.

Server Management and Automation

Windows Server 2016 offers excellent total cost of ownership as an integrated platform with comprehensive, multi-server manageability that provides increased management efficiency, simplified deployment of servers and server roles, and resilient automation.

Web and Application Platform

Windows Server 2016 provides enormous flexibility through hybrid, symmetrical, and web-based applications on-premises and in the cloud, increased scalability and elasticity for applications, and enhanced support for open frameworks and open source.

Contact Valley View Microsystems today to find out more about how Microsoft Windows Server 2016 can help your business.