Windows Server 2016
Windows Server 2016 is the forthcoming successor to Microsoft’s Windows Server 2012 server operating system. Windows Server 2016 is expected to see an official release in the second half of 2016, and technical previews of the server OS have been available since October 2014, with the most recent, Technical Preview 4, released in November 2016.
Originally codenamed Windows Server vNext (and before that, Windows Server Blue), Windows Server 2016 has been developed by Microsoft with a focus on helping companies operate and thrive in the modern cloud and mobile era.
What's New in Windows Server 2016
Two of the most prominent changes in Windows Server 2016 are the addition of containers to the Windows Server operating system environment via Windows Server Containers and Hyper-V Containers, and Nano Server, a minimal footprint deployment option for Windows Server 2016 that can be installed on a physical host or in a virtual machine (VM).
Other notable additions in Windows Server 2016 include software-defined datacenter (SDDC) and software-defined networking (SDN) enhancements, support for shielded VMs and Storage Spaces Direct, rolling upgrades for Hyper-V and Storage clusters, new PowerShell cmdlets, and support for Hyper-V containers, which Microsoft touts as providing the flexibility of the container model with the additional isolation provided by a container-optimized version of Hyper-V.
In conjunction with Windows Server 2016, Microsoft is also updating System Center 2016 with extended capabilities designed to help make managing today's data center easier and more efficient.
IT Solutions Builder TOP IT RESOURCES TO MOVE YOUR BUSINESS FORWARD
Which topic are you interested in?
What is your company size?
What is your job title?
What is your job function?
Searching our resource database to find your matches...
Stay up to date on the latest developments in Internet terminology with a free weekly newsletter from Webopedia. Join to subscribe now.
The following facts and statistics capture the changing landscape of cloud computing and how service providers and customers are keeping up with... Read More »Facts about Computer Science: Education and Jobs
The following computer science facts and statistics provide a quick introduction to the changing trends in education and related careers. Read More »Texting & Chat Abbreviations
From A3 to ZZZ this guide lists 1,500 text message and online chat abbreviations to help you translate and understand today's texting lingo. Read More »
Learn about each of the five generations of computers and major technology developments that have led to the computing devices that we use... Read More »Computer Architecture Study Guide
Computer architecture provides an introduction to system design basics for most computer science students. Read More »Network Fundamentals Study Guide
Networking fundamentals teaches the building blocks of modern network design. Learn different types of networks, concepts, architecture and... Read More »