Windows Server 2016 Datacenter vs Standard
Here you will find out:
- about Windows Server 2016 Standard and Datacenter
- Windows Server 2016 Standard and Datacenter, Compared
- when DiskInternals can help you
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Windows Server 2016 Standard and Datacenter
This article will focus on Windows Server 2016; namely, the comparison of its two versions: Standard Edition and Datacenter Edition. In general, Windows Server 2016 today accounts for one-third of the global server OS market, so the relevance of this article is undeniable.
Windows Server 2016 Standard and Datacenter, Compared
As the name suggests, Datacenter Edition is suitable for large-scale virtualization and is used by enterprises with high workloads and high IT requirements. Datacenter Edition lacks all the limitations of the Standard Edition and also supports all the features available in Standard Edition. The Datacenter license allows a single server to run an unlimited number of Windows Server instances, but only one Hyper-V host is available for each license (as in Standard Edition).
Windows Server 2016 Datacenter has the following additional capabilities and features:
- Supports shielded virtual machines
- Additional protection and encryption measures
- Secure boot
- TPM and disk encryption available for increased protection against malware and internal threats
- Availability of Host Guardian technology to support Hyper-V hosts and use shielded virtual machines
- Ability to create an unlimited number of Windows and Hyper-V containers to simplify the development, deployment, and management of applications (not available in Standard Edition)
- Availability of storage replicas, or chunks of data that are sequentially collected and stored to prevent data loss, for disaster recovery (also not available in Standard Edition)
Datacenter Edition, like Standard Edition, practices legacy activation, but without restrictions on where the server should be located.
Datacenter Edition has its own network controller to simplify the management, configuration, and monitoring of your physical and virtual network infrastructure. Datacenter Edition, like Standard Edition, has an Application Programming Interface (API) to provide a means of communicating with devices, services, and other network components from a single location. Both versions have Software Defined Networking (SDN) for centralized configuration and management of network devices (routers, switches, gateways, etc.).
These are the most basic features of these two versions of Windows Server 2016. As you can see, the differences between them are colossal.
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