Build your future with Windows Server 2016

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

New deployment options
Increase availability and reduce resource usage with the lightweight Nano Server.

Built-in containers
Develop and manage with agility thanks to Windows Server and Hyper-V containers.

Cost-efficient storage
Build highly available, scalable software-defined storage and reduce costs

Innovative networking
Software-defined networking to automate with cloud-like efficiency

Strengthen your security—starting at the operating system
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.
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.

Virtual-Machines-in-Windows-Server-2016Be 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.
Rely on resilient compute
Run your datacenter with the utmost confidence with an automated, resilient server operating system.
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 microservices 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.

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.