Build your future with Windows Server
No matter where you want to take your organization, Get there with Windows Server 2016.
Bringing the innovation behind the world’s largest cloud datacenter to yours.
Added Layers of Security
Enhance security and reduce risk with multiple layers of built-in protection
Develop and manage with agility thanks to Windows Server and Hyper-V containers.
New Deployment Options
Increase availability and reduce resource usage with the lightweight Nano Server
Software-defined networking to automate with cloud-like efficiency.
Build highly available, scalable software-defined storage and reduce costs
Strengthen your security – starting at the OS
Help prevent malicious attacks and detect suspicious activity where it matters: your operating system and workloads. Rely on security features built into Windows Server 2016 to control privileged access, protect virtual machines, and harden the platform against emerging threats.
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.
Innovate faster with cloud-ready application workloads
Securely deploy and run your existing applications on Windows Server 2016 to transform them into new cloud-native models. Help developers to innovate and create on-premises and cloud applications using the latest technology— containers, microservices, and Nano Server.
Enhance Security with Windows Server 2016
Rely on new layers of protection built into the operating system to further safeguard against security breaches. Help block malicious attacks and enhance the security of your virtual machines, applications, and data.
Virtualize without compromising security
Use 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.
Protect Administrator Credentials
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.
Protect the applications that run on your operating system, anywhere it’s deployed
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 optimized for server roles.
Detect security threats quickly
Help detect suspicious behavior 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.
Increase application isolation
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.
Increase efficiency & agility with a software-defined datacenter
Solve your operational and budgetary challenges. Blend physical and virtual infrastructures through software-defined compute, storage, and networking technologies.
Rely on resilient compute
Run your datacenter with the utmost confidence with an automated, resilient server operating system.
Get affordable high performance storage
Increase datacenter efficiency and reduce storage management costs with software-defined storage capabilities.
Respond faster with rapid network scale
Move your network-control layer from hardware to software. Automatically balance and shift workloads without setting switches.
Innovate faster when you build apps on Windows Server
Transform the way you develop, deploy, and run your applications with a modern DevOps environment. Bring agility, scale, and security benefits to existing applications, while building next-generation applications optimized for the cloud.
Move existing apps to containers
Move your traditional applications into a modern DevOps environment with little or no code changes. Enable “write-once, run anywhere” apps to deploy on-premises, to any cloud, or in a hybrid architecture with containers. It’s consistency across dev, test, and production.
Run current applications on a secure, software-defined fabric
Run your existing apps on Windows Server 2016 without modifying them. Take advantage of enhanced security and efficiency features on the fabric.
Build cloud and hybrid apps
Combine the benefits of containers with Nano server, Azure Service Fabric, and Windows Server for true business agility in cloud-native apps. Create micro-services applications using fewer and compressed resources. Develop faster using the lightweight Nano Server installation option. And use Service Fabric to build always-on, scalable, and distributed applications to run in Azure, on-premises, or both.