What you’ll love about the Windows Server Software-Defined program

Windows Server includes all these features in one simple and familiar product and license

Hyper-V The foundational hypervisor technology of the Microsoft cloud. Divvy up computing resources through virtualization, run multiple Windows or Linux operating systems side-by-side, achieve high availability through clustering, and provide the most secure environment for your tenants or apps with shielded virtual machines on a guarded fabric.

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Storage Spaces Direct Build software-defined storage from locally attached flash and hard drives. Ensure fault tolerance with distributed software resiliency, and unlock unprecedented performance with built-in read/write caching and support for the latest NVM Express and persistent memory. Save space with deduplication, compression, and intelligent storage tiering.

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Software-defined networking Virtualize your network to meet the evolving needs of your apps. Prevent security vulnerabilities from spreading with micro-segmentation, access-control lists, and encrypted networks. Reduce costs with virtual appliances like the software load balancer and software gateway. Speed up your infrastructure with remote direct memory access (RDMA) and a data plane optimized for 40 gigabits per second and beyond.

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Windows Admin Center Manage your hyper-converged infrastructure with the browser-based Windows Admin Center app. Provision virtual machines and storage, configure networking, monitor health and performance, and install updates with just a few clicks. It comes ready to use in production.

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Axellio, Dell EMC, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Fujitsu, NEC, QCT, Secure Guard, SuperMicro, DataOn, Hitachi, Huawei, Inspur, Lenovo

Simplify deployment with the help of a certified partner

Deploy with confidence on hardware that has been built and tested by the partner of your choice. With several partners and certified offers, the Windows Server software-defined datacenter is the fastest route to the benefits of hyper-converged infrastructure. The offers listed below have been expertly designed, optimized, and validated using Microsoft reference architecture and stress-testing tools to ensure compatibility, reliability, and optimal performance.

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