Windows Server 2016 – Available Autumn 2016
Windows Server 2016 is the cloud ready operating system that supports your current workloads while introducing new technologies to make it easy to transition to cloud computing when you are ready. It delivers powerful new layers of security along with Azure inspired innovation for the applications and infrastructure that power your customers business.
Windows Server 2016 Editions
Windows Server 2016 Datacenter:
For highly virtualized datacenter and cloud environments. Includes new datacenter functionality, including shielding virtual machines, software-defined networking, storage spaces direct and storage replica.
Windows Server 2016 Standard:
For physically or minimally virtualized environments.
Windows Server 2016 Essentials:
For small business with up to 25 users and 50 devices.
Windows Server 2016 – New guidelines
Microsoft has announced new servicing guidelines for Windows Server 2016 that are similar to Windows 10. These new guidelines will provide customers with either Current Branch for Business (CBB) or Long Term Servicing Branch (LTSB) options later in 2016.
The licensing options for Windows Server 2016 depend on the installation option: Windows Server with Desktop Experience and as Server Core requires LTSB. Nano Server requires active Software Assurance, and will only be available through the CBB.
Depending on the server’s unique requirements, organizations will need to plan accordingly for the right installation option under each servicing model and appropriate licensing SKUs.
Contact HPE to fulfil your Microsoft licensing needs. For more information about SLMS, access the following link: www.hpe.com/ww/slms.