Comparison Guide – Windows Server 2016, Windows Server 2012 R2 and Windows Server 2008 R2
Comparison Guide Windows Server 2016 – The cloud-ready operating system
Windows Server 2016 is the cloud-ready operating system that delivers new layers of security and Azure-inspired innovation for the applications and infrastructure that power your business. Increase security and reduce business risk with multiple layers of protection built into the operating system. Evolve your datacenter to save money and gain flexibility with software-defined datacenter technologies inspired by Microsoft Azure. Innovate faster with an application platform optimized for the applications you run today as well as the cloud-native apps of tomorrow.
Comparison Guide – Windows Server 2016 – How to use this comparison guide
Use this guide to compare specific features of Windows Server versions to understand the differences between the version you are running today and the latest version available from Microsoft.
Security is a top priority for IT teams. New threats have made it harder than ever for IT to secure data and applications. Windows Server 2016 gives you new capabilities to help prevent attacks and detect suspicious activity, with features to control privileged access, help protect virtual machines, and harden the platform against emerging threats.
Datacenter operations seem to earn more scrutiny than budget these days. New applications stretch the operational fabric and create infrastructure backlogs that can slow business. IT organizations are expected to do more with less, but an aging infrastructure with little automation becomes a hindrance to moving forward. As organizations look beyond server virtualization for more efficiency, they can use Windows Server 2016 capabilities to meet operational and security challenges, freeing up IT resources to plan and innovate on future solutions that drive business success.
Support developers in the race to create cloud-ready, business-changing apps and services, whether on-premises or in any cloud, using technologies such as containers and the lightweight Nano Server installation option. Windows Server 2016 can help you modernize your apps and innovate faster.
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