If you’ve been on the fence about updating your Windows Server technology to the latest version – Windows Server 2016 – and really want to understand exactly what is in the new version, this quick and easy to read guide will give you all of the information you’ve been looking for.
While Microsoft has always gotten a bit of a bad rap for delivering minor iterations to their software solutions – but promising major leaps forward – Microsoft Server 2016 doesn’t fall into that camp. An almost complete and total overhaul of the base platform (while still retaining many of the same features, technologies, and tools that you have already fallen in love with), and this is definitely a software suite you’re going to want to upgrade to.
In fact, here are just a handful of things that are brand-new in the Microsoft Windows Server 2016 version – essentials that hopefully make your decision that much easier. For more in-depth information, see what the folks over at TechSherpas have to say about the platform.
Dramatically increased server virtualization capabilities
Thanks to the tight integration of Hyper-V 3.0 technologies, you’re going to be able to instantly create a number of different virtualize platforms and machines (right inside of your base installation). This also allows you to dump on enormous amount of resources to each and every virtualize machine – far more than ever before – helping you to eliminate bottlenecks, perfect your virtual deployments, and enjoying all of the security and performance benefits that they provide.
New Virtual Desktop Infrastructure
The brand-new VDI (Virtual Desktop Infrastructure) in the Microsoft Windows Server 2016 deployment change the game when it comes to administrating your virtual servers – from nearly any device on the planet. So long as you have an active Internet connection and one of the many supported devices and operating systems used in Microsoft Windows Server 2016, you (and your IT team) will be able to tackle any issues, upgrades, or troubleshooting you need from anywhere around the globe.
Networking bottlenecks have been removed
Taking an almost entirely new approach to networking, Windows Server 2016 eliminates many of the “chokepoints” that existed in the platform before. Now you’ll be able to streamline all of your networking workflows dramatically, reducing the overall complexity of the system to boost performance and efficiency every single step of the way.
Brand-new storage options
While storage has always been a major benefit of Windows Server deployments, Server 2016 brings a whole host of new options to the table. We’re talking about cloud-based storage, NAS storage, and a bunch of other storage options that you may be considering – providing you with safety, security, and the peace of mind you deserve to know that your data is always safe, accessible, and backed up.
Microsoft Windows Server 2016 is definitely a worthy upgrade, and even more of a leap forward than any of the iterations before it. Whether or not you have an older version of Windows Server or are just looking to get started with this kind of technology, Windows Server 2016 should be your jumping off point.