Top 5 Windows Server 2016 features that enterprises are deploying


Windows Server 2016 has been out for a year now, the “we’ll wait for the first service pack” delay is behind us, and there are clear features in Windows 2016 that enterprises are adopting and integrating into their network environment. Here’s a look at five of those features.

Windows Server 2016 as the base server operating system

This isn’t a specific “feature” in Windows 2016, but there’s an overall general acceptance by enterprises deploying Windows Server applications to install them on the latest Windows Server 2016 operating system.

Enterprises have realized that installing new systems on older builds of operating systems means that a core operating system upgrade will have to be conducted in the next year or two. With the proven reliability, stability and application compatibility support found with Windows Server 2016, the latest OS fully patched and updated has become the standard any time a new server needs to be deployed.

Hyper-converged infrastructure

For organizations that have traditionally implemented clustered servers, Hyper-V live migration technologies, and Distributed File System (DFS) file replication, the Hyper-Converged Infrastructure (HCI) built into Windows Server 2016 is an integrated roll-up of all of these solutions intended to provide high availability of Windows Server services.

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