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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.

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WHAT’S NEW WITH WINDOWS SERVER 2016
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Security built-in at the start

Reduce risk with multiple layers of security right in the operating system for on-premises and cloud protection.

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Ready for the cloud when you are

Easily make the move to the cloud with Hyper-V—the same hypervisor used by Azure.

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Low storage costs

Build highly available, scalable software-defined storage solutions at a fraction of the cost.

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Enable application innovation

Realize the benefits of using containers for applications—with little or no code changes.

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New cloud licensing benefits

Create new virtual machines in Azure and save up to 40 percent with the Azure Hybrid Use Benefit.

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.

Be 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.

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.

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