MICROSOFT WINDOWS SERVER 2016 STANDARD 16-CORE
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The edition Windows Server 2016 Standard offers just smaller enterprises, which operate virtualized environments only to a small degree and/or use predominantly physical Server, a modern, efficient Server-operating system, which is also Cloud-fähig and thus their requirements fully enough. Compared to its predecessor, this edition offers many new features, including support for switching to a Cloud-based environment, as well as many features that ensure greater stability and security of the infrastructure - through improved protection against network and storage failures.
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Microsoft Windows Server 2016 Standard 16-Core
The edition Windows Server 2016 Standard offers especially smaller companies, which only operate virtualized environments to a small degree or mainly use physical Server, a modern, powerful Server operating system, which is also Cloud-capable and thus fully meets their requirements. Compared to its predecessor, this edition offers many new features, including support for switching to a Cloud-based environment, as well as many features that ensure greater stability and security of the infrastructure - through improved protection against network and storage failures.
Thanks to the familiar interface from Windows 10, the administration of Windows Server 2016 Standard is virtually intuitive. Windows Server 2016 Standard thus offers all the prerequisites for creating complex networks, or for using the server software for a data center in a company to manage IT infrastructures, while improving the security of data through various enhancements.
The decision to purchase the Standard edition of Windows Server 2016 is mainly determined by the need for the available functions or possibilities for virtualization of services. For this purpose, this already provides many important functions for smaller companies to develop and operate stable hyperconvergent infrastructures. For the closer connection of local environments with the Cloud, the Microsoft Azure Services also offer some practical functions here.
With the Windows Server 2016 version, the licensing of the Standard-edition is also exclusively Core-based: Pro Server is always based on 16 cores as a minimum number, so that the 16-Core Package can already be sufficient as a basis to license this conveniently and flexibly.
You can get the 16-Core Package from Windows Server 2016 Standard at Wiresoft as used software. In addition to the great advantage of its lower price compared to new - if this version is still offered as such new at all - Used Software offers the same range of functions in terms of virtualization features as well as in performance and comprehensive protection of data and applications. Detailed information about the most important functions of Microsoft Windows Server 2016 Standard Edition including the applicable licensing conditions is provided in the following overview.
What features does Windows Server 2016 Standard offer?
Windows Server compared to the predecessor version, 2016 Standard offers a higher speed in the execution of applications, a better Cloud connection and, of course, a number of new functions for the virtualization of servers and Services, which thus support the change to a Cloud environment. With the Standard edition, it is therefore possible to create complex networks that are characterized by greater stability as well as greater protection of infrastructures. For the operation of a data center for the management of the IT infrastructure of companies, additional options for the assignment of user rights as well as new Server roles are available - due to the improved protection in case of network and storage failures, a more secure and efficient management of the entire Server system is possible.
In addition, it is possible to run Windows Server 2016 in the simpler Core application - without the graphical Desktop interface - which significantly improves performance when running on older hardware. Other features of the Standard-version, especially concerning virtualization capabilities, are explained below.
Support for Windows Server containers under Docker
Microsoft now also provides Windows Server containers and Hyper-V containers based on the open source Docker project in this Server-version. Among other things, these enable the virtualization of Server- and Cloud-applications by making all required components available via the container host. This simplifies the deployment of applications, for example.
Nano Server in Windows Server 2016
With Nano Server, companies can now create much leaner Server, because a virtual engine saves about 90% storage space. This feature was developed for the new Windows Server Containers or the Docker extension mentioned earlier. For example, it can be used to create a virtual nano-Server on the Server and then configure it to host Docker containers. Hyper-V clusters can also be created with Nano servers. Nano Server can also be used for conventional server services, for example as a file server.
Hyper-V in Windows Server 2016 Standard
The Standard edition of Windows Server 2016 offers virtualization rights for 2 virtual machines or 2 Hyper-V containers, with a maximum of 24 TB RAM. The available Hyper-V functions offer besides a higher scalability, which is crucial for public clouds, also some storage features, like the iSCSI initiator and the support of Storage Spaces (but not Storage Spaces Direct) for creating a storage pool, as well as Multipath-I/O (MPIO) for higher failover or better load security
Resiliency or better load balancing between connections with failover and load balancing. VM Storage Resiliency also improves availability by increasing tolerance to storage system failures.
Server applications and components available at Windows Server 2016 Standard Microsoft
Key server applications that can be installed and used at Windows Server 2016 Standard include:
- Microsoft SQL Server: 2016, 2014 as well as 2012 versions
- Microsoft System Center: Virtual Machine Manager 2016, Operations Manager 2016 as well as Data Protection Manager 2016
- Configuration Manager (Vers. 1606)
- SharePoint-Server 2016
- Project Server 2016
- Exchange Server 2016
- Host Integration Server 2016
- Visual Studio Team Foundation Server 2017
- Skype for Business Server 2015 and
- BizTalk Server 2016
In addition, the following components are also supported:
- .NET Framework 4.6 and 3.5
- Background Intelligent Transfer Service (BITS)
- BitLocker drive encryption as well as network unlocking
- Client for NFS
- Failover cluster
- Group Policy Management
- Windows PowerShell
The Windows Server -features can be installed with Server-Manager (or PowerShell).
NOT supported in the Standard edition:
- Host monitoring support for Hyper-V
- Storage replica
- Software Defined Networking (SDN)
Also, the following components are not included in this edition:
- Storage Spaces Direct
- Storage Replica
- Shielded Virtual Machines
- New network stack (Protocol Stack)
Use of Windows Server 2016 Standard with Microsoft Azure Services
With the Windows Server 2016 release, Microsoft links the operating system more closely with Azure Cloud-Service. This allows multiple, distributed data centers to be linked together even more reliably and efficiently - for high-availability, high-performance Server and clusters - using the Cloud Witness and RDS Connection Broker functions, among others.
Here, Azure offers the advantage of an end-to-end hybrid infrastructure, with uniform functions for identities, security and administration.
Minimum software and hardware requirements for the installation and operation of Windows Server 2016 Standard Edition
To ensure secure operation of the Windows Server 2016 Standard edition, the hardware used must meet certain minimum requirements as listed below. Other requirements depend on the system configuration or other installed applications.
- Disk space Hard disk: 32 GB
- RAM: 512 MB (Server Core and Server Nano) or 2 GB for installation with Desktop display
- System partition: 32 GB
- Processor: 64-bit
- Processor speed: 1.4 GHz
- Graphics card: 1,024 x 768 pixels, Super-VGA support
- Network card: 1 Ethernet adapter with a minimum throughput in the Gigabit range 1x
Licensing with a Windows Server 2016 Standard 16-Core Package
The licensing of a server with used software like the Windows Server 2016 Standard Edition follows according to the valid Microsoft license regulations. Basically at least a 16-Core Package is necessary for this purpose, because the following rules apply.
Basic Microsoft license terms for the Windows Server 2016 Standard Edition
With the release of the Windows Server 2016 version Microsoft has changed its license model. Thus, a Server with the Standard edition can basically only be licensed based on the physical hardware used in the process. The following provisions apply here:
- A single Server license always covers 2 physical processor cores.
- Furthermore, a minimum number of 8 cores Pro processor is always taken as a basis - even if the hardware used actually has less than 8 cores.
- In addition, Pro physical Server 2 processors are assumed as the minimum number.
- This results in the minimum number of 16 cores, which corresponds to a 16-Core package.
- In addition, a Server with more than 16 cores can be licensed with 2-Core packages as a supplement to Windows Server 2016 Standard; these are also available as used software at Wiresoft.
- In addition, all clients - each User or endpoint - that access the Windows Server 2016 Standard must also be provided with a client access license (CAL). These User and Device CALs for Windows Server 2016 are also available from Wiresoft at low cost as used software.
Further notes on the operation of Windows Server 2016 Standard
Windows Server 2016 instances can be run in either a physical operating system environment (1 running instance ) or a virtual operating system environment (2 running instances).
To take advantage of all the new features in Windows Server 2016, Windows Server 2016 can also be installed on a virtual machine on an existing host. However, some features work best on a physical Windows Server 2016 host running Hyper-V.
FAQs about used software at Microsoft Windows Server 2016 Standard Edition of Wiresoft
The 16-Core package to Windows Server 2016 Standard is generally as usable as used software as a new 16-Core package - if it is still offered at all. This refers not only to the fact that a software generally does not wear out, but especially to the fact that Used Software from Wiresoft has the same functionalities as a corresponding new or unused server license. Further questions about used Windows server licenses are answered below.
Are the sale, purchase as well as the use of used software like Windows Server 2016 Standard software legally allowed?
Yes: With used software from Wiresoft you can be confident that you are not violating any relevant laws both when buying a used Windows Server 2016 Standard 16-Core package and when using it regularly. This is because current case law not only permits the trade in Microsoft used software, but also its use, as long as it originates from a company's license inventory. This was confirmed by also different court judgements several times.
Where does used software from Windows Server 2016 Standard 16-Core come from?
The 16-Core packages offered at Wiresoft for Windows Server 2016 Standard come from companies that have usually previously purchased them new themselves, often actually used them and sold them to Wiresoft for various reasons (e.g. company-wide use of a newer version). These packages are therefore always offered in the Wiresoft store as used software, even if they can be used like a new license.
Does the buyer security also exist for Windows Server 2016 Standard?
Yes: No matter if it is the offered Windows Server 2016 Standard 16-Core package or another edition, every Wiresoft used software offers you the same advantages as well as security as the purchase of a new Server software. Therefore, you have the usual buyer security through the instant download of the software package after completed payment process as well as also the instant license activation with a license valid for it Key.
Does Wiresoft Used Software have any other advantages?
Yes: Customers who buy Wiresoft used software benefit above all from its lower price, which offers the economic advantage that companies or individuals can supplement or update their software inventories more economically than by buying comparable new software. With Microsoft used software from Wiresoft therefore also operating costs can be lowered, because by the complete proof of all buyers it offers also audit security!
In the Wiresoft software store you will find used not only the Windows Server 2016 Standard 16-Core package, but also the 2-Core package, with which you can flexibly extend the licensing of your Windows server. And if you have e.g. a higher need regarding virtualization, then you can also reach for the Windows Server 2016 Datacenter edition, or immediately for the latest 2019 version of Windows Server . Our broad used software portfolio also includes the required client access licenses (CALs) as well as many other Microsoft programs - with all the mentioned Wiresoft benefits. If you have any questions regarding your correct licensing of Windows Server 2016 Standard, simply use our expert advice via chat or by e-mail or telephone.