- Virtual delivery
Ideal for highly virtualized and software-defined datacenter environments
- Shielded Virtual Machines
- Software-defined networking
- Storage Spaces Direct, Storage Replica
Windows Server Datacenter Edition is the Microsoft server operating system optimized for server consolidation, large data warehouses, OLTP (online transaction processing), and line-of-business applications that require the highest levels of scalability and availability. It's ideal for highly virtualized and software-defined datacenter environments. It supports unlimited operating system environments or Hyper-V containers as well as unlimited Windows Server containers. Features exclusive to the Windows Server 2016 Datacenter edition include Shielded Virtual Machines, software-defined networking, Storage Spaces Direct, and Storage Replica. The Datacenter edition is licensed on a Core/CAL model and requires Windows Server CALs.
Volume license, upgrade protection/technical support subscription
Fulfillment Type: PerpetualLicensing Programs: Microsoft Open LicensingMaintenance Included: Yes
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512MB RAM (2GB RAM for Server with Desktop Experience installation option)
ECC (Error Correcting Code) type or similar technology
1.4GHz 64-bit processor
Compatible with x64 instruction set
Supports NX and DEP
Supports CMPXCHG16b, LAHF/SAHF, and PrefetchW
Supports Second Level Address Translation (EPT or NPT)