Windows Server 2016 Standard 16 Cores with Software Assurance
Microsoft Windows Server 2016 Standard is the base version of the Windows Server 2016 series and is designed for physical or minimally virtualized environments. Windows Server 2016 is a cloud-compatible operating system that supports all current workloads while introducing new technologies that make transitioning to cloud computing much easier. The system brings great new layers of security to the table and possesses Azure-inspired innovation for the applications and infrastructure that can transform the way you do business. This product provides a core license for two Microsoft Windows Server Standard 2016 cores.
The Windows Server 2016 Standard licensing model includes both Cores + Client Access Licenses (CALs). Each user and device accessing a licensed Windows Server Standard, Datacenter or Multipoint edition requires a Windows Server CAL, or a Windows Server and a Remote Desktop Services (RDS) CAL. A Windows Server CAL allows access to any edition of Windows Server of the same or earlier version. Each Windows Server CAL provides access to multiple licenses of Windows Server.
When you are ready to transition workloads to the public cloud, you can leverage your existing investment in Windows Server. The Azure Hybrid Use Benefit lets you bring your on-premises Windows Server license with Software Assurance to Azure. Rather than paying the full price for a new Windows Server virtual machine, you will pay only the base to compute rate. Find more details at www.azure.com.
Features exclusive to the Windows Server 2016 Standard include:
- Core functionality of Windows Server
- 2 OSEs / Hyper-V containers
- Unlimited Windows Server containers
- Host Guardian Service
- Nano Server