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Windows Server | Windows Server Infrastructure

Windows Server is designed to power a business’s growing technology infrastructure. With a wide variety of features, Windows Server can power file storage, applications, enterprise-level management and communications. The platform has existed for well over a decade and continually introduces improvements for optimal networking, security and server stability.

The versatile server platform allows businesses to manage their infrastructure in one of two ways – on-premises or via the cloud when businesses pair Windows Server with Microsoft Azure. This provides businesses with the choice to grow their business on their terms.

Advanced Security Features

Windows Server takes security seriously. The security features built-in to a server platform serve as a core defense against data breaches, hacks and even data theft from employees. Some of the top security features include:
  • Credential guard, including remote guard
  • Advanced administrative options
  • Shielded virtual machines
  • Enhanced threat detection
  • Device guard
  • Windows Defender
  • AppLocker

Software-Defined Vs. Cloud

Windows Server supports both software-defined and cloud installations. With the release of Windows 2016, both options have more powerful features than ever before. Please note that Windows Server 2008 and 2012 are still widely used. Some of the more notable new and improved features include:
  • Full support of Linux and FreeBSD workloads
  • Improved server management tools
  • Nano Server installation option (considered a base version of Windows Server)
  • VM load balancing
  • Hot add/remove for physical resources
  • Software load balancer
  • Microsegmentation for networking
  • Network controller
  • Windows Server containers (cloud-based)
  • Storage health monitoring
  • Persistent memory (improves application performance)
  • Hyper-V containers (cloud-based)
If you’d like to learn more about how Windows Server improves the management of your IT infrastructure, contact us today. Even if you’re just considering upgrading to the latest version, contact us to find out if it’s the right move for your business.