Windows Server 2016 is the cloud-ready operating system (OS) that delivers new layers of security and Microsoft Azure-inspired innovation for the applications and infrastructure that power your business.
Windows Server 2016 is the platform of choice when considering security, software-defined datacenter features that can were born in Microsoft Azure and now exist on-premises, and as an application platform that can not only run traditional applications, but also provide the necessary frameworks to allow customers to prepare their applications for migration to the cloud.
Security Windows Server 2016 gives you the power to prevent attacks and detect suspicious activity with new features to control privileged access, protect virtual machines (VMs), and harden the platform against emerging threats.
Use Hyper-V Containers for a unique additional level of isolation for containerized applications without any changes to the container image. Hyper-V containers provide isolation at the hardware level, giving administrators the peace of mind that they have come to appreciate with hardware-based virtualization protection as it incorporates the same isolation methods.
Windows Server 2016 is a cloud-ready OS boasting many new features that have been inspired by Azure. These features can act as the foundation of a software-defined datacenter (SDDC).
Virtual Infrastructure Management
However, clouds—be they public or private—need to be managed and System Center 2016 is the datacenter management tool that has benefitted from the key investments to achieve this. System Center 2016 has been updated to unlock all of the key capabilities within Windows Server 2016, which make it possible for you to implement and manage a full software defined data center based on Windows Server 2016.