Windows Server 2016 Standard Edition is the newest base version of the low virtualized software built for high traffic container environments. This innovative software focuses on providing a high level of flexibility of use and control to businesses in need of a solution to manage cloud-ready workloads with more ease. 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.
With Windows Server 2016 Standard, 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.
Security built-in at the start
Reduce risk with multiple layers of security right in the operating system for on-premises and cloud protection.
Ready for the cloud when you are
Easily make the move to the cloud with Hyper-V-the same hypervisor used by Azure.
Low storage costs
Build highly available, scalable software-defined storage solutions at a fraction of the cost.
Enable application innovation
Realize the benefits of using containers for applications-with little or no code changes.
New cloud licensing benefits
Create new virtual machines in Azure and save up to 50 percent with the Azure Hybrid Use Benefit.
- Disaster Recovery - Automatic secure offsite data backup
- Increased application uptime through multi-site failover clustering
- Flexible and cost-effective data storage
- Combine on-premises servers with cloud on your terms
- Virtualize your applications to decrease costs and increase flexibility
- Windows Server Standard 2016 requires CALs, which are not included with this product
Processor performance depends not only on the clock frequency of the processor, but also on the number of processor cores and the size of the processor cache.
- Minimum hard drive space: 32 GB
- Minimum memory: 512 MB
- Minimum processor speed: 1.4 GHz