Windows Server 2016 is here, for physical or minimally virtualized environments. Get the cloud-ready operating system today to apply another levels of security and innovation to the applications and infrastructure,that power your business. Support the workloads you run today,and make it easier to move to the cloud,when you're ready.
Added layers of security Enhance security and reduce risk with multiple layers of built-in protection. New deployment options Increase availability and reduce resource usage with the lightweight Nano Server.
Be more efficient with a software-defined datacenter. Bring flexibility and control to your datacenter while lowering costs with software-defined compute, storage, and networking. Run your datacenter with an automated and resilient operating system, and access many of the same cloud-efficient features found in Microsoft Azure datacenters.
VUse Shielded Virtual Machines to help protect your virtual machines from a compromised fabric as well as improve your compliance. Shielded Virtual Machines are encrypted using BitLocker and will run on healthy hosts.
Help guard administrator credentials from Pass-the-Hash attacks by using Credential Guard and Remote Credential Guard. Limit administrator privileges with Just-In-Time Administration and Just Enough Administration.
Enhance the protection of your applications on-premises or running in the cloud. Help ensure only trusted software runs on the server with Device Guard. Help protect against memory corruption attacks with Control Flow Guard. Help protect against known malware with Windows Defender optimised for server roles.
Help detect suspicious behaviour in the kernel or other sensitive processes with advanced auditing capabilities. Plus, use Microsoft Operations Management Suite Insights & Analytics tools to set up alerts and reporting.
Help protect container-based applications with Hyper-V containers. Use the distributed firewall, a software-defined networking capability, to control internal and external network traffic to virtual machines.