Microsoft Windows Server 2019 Overview

Almost half of the world’s servers operate on Windows Server offered by Microsoft. Most of the businesses today operate on Microsoft Windows Server 2016 or 2012. In October 2018, Microsoft released its latest version – Windows Server 2019 for general release. The new Windows 2019 improves on its predecessor 2016 version in many functions most notably its hybrid cloud capabilities, where both on-premise and cloud solutions can work together efficiently. In Windows 2019, users can migrate data from legacy systems to Windows and Azure.

Microsoft Windows Server 2019 comes with new features and functionalities that can be tried in its recent release. Windows Server 2019 bridges the gap between local infrastructure and cloud, because on-premises environments can be used with Azure. This not only strengthens the security but provides a modern and faster environment for your existing applications.

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Microsoft Windows Server 2019 Features

One of the most important updates of Windows Server 2019 is its enhanced hybrid capabilities. The functionality and compatibility of Server Core is strengthened, but it is kept as lean as possible. Server Core App Compatibility option can be added to Windows Server 2010 Core installations, which significantly improves the compatibility of Server Core for server apps which already exist in market.

This is an on-demand feature or FOD (Feature on Demand), which is available on a separate ISO. Using DISM, it can be added to Windows Server Core installations & images only.

Windows Server 2019 makes a host of new changes to storage functionalities. Users can manage storage with Windows Admin Center which can be downloaded separately. Windows Admin Center is a browser-based app for maintaining servers, clusters, hyper-converged infra with Storage Spaces Direct, and Windows 10.

In storage functionality, Windows Server 2019 brings a new service called Storage Migration Service. With Storage Migration Service, users can migrate local accounts, clusters, Linux servers to Windows 2019 in a simple and easy way. With the use of graphical tool which indexes data on servers, which eventually transfers data and configuration to newer servers without need of apps to change anything.

Microsoft Windows Server 2019 is believed to be the most secure version to date, which has features like Device Guard and Credential Guard. The Device Guard feature prevents the malicious malware threats which are always present in the IT world. The Credential Guard feature protects your login information with more scrutiny.

A new feature called “expect breach” always assumes that some malware has been already been let in, which means Windows Server 2019 is always on high alert, continuously monitoring the vulnerable areas of the breach.

In server terminology – smaller the size of containers, better the efficiency. The containers in Windows Server 2019 are smaller, which means that it does not take much space on the server operating system. The resources aren’t wasted as space is organized efficiently to improve the performance of the server. As resources are managed efficiently, it helps you to get the most out of your investment. Also, Microsoft Windows Server 2019 promotes hybrid computing environment in a big way as it allows administrators to integrate current applications and infrastructure with services like Azure Backup and Azure File Sync.

If you are a small business, you are absolutely going to love this feature as it provides proper resource management leading to greater efficiency, which in turn can improve the productivity of your business.

Until a decade ago, it was difficult to have Linux and Microsoft systems together on one platform. In recent years, Microsoft has incorporated best of both the systems to build a superior product with minimum flaws. Windows Server 2019 takes it much higher with open support for Linux instances by including a subsystem that can handle Linux operating system on Windows. This helps organizations that are looking better optimization, fewer maintenance hassles, and increased flexibility at much lower costs.

Windows 2019 brings you cluster sets, which enable to increase the number of servers in a single SDDC solution beyond existing limits of a cluster. Moving online VMs between clusters with the cluster set is possible. Also, failover clusters in Server 2019 are automatically aware once they detect Azure environment and optimize the configuration to become highly available. There are many more improvements including USB and File Share witness enhancements, cluster hardening, cross-domain cluster migration, cluster infrastructural enhancements, and Kerberos instead of NTLM authentication.

At Apps4Rent, we believe this new Microsoft Windows Server 2019 is worth trying for organizations looking for robust security, freedom of optimization, and great value for money. If you want to try it for your organization, Apps4Rent offers Microsoft Windows Server 2019 on Hyper-V servers. For any questions, feel free to talk to our expert team.

Also see: Windows Server 2019 vs 2016.

Microsoft Windows Server 2019 offers new features providing strong security, better virtualization, and improved efficiency. Try Windows Server 2019 on Apps4Rent’s Hyper-V servers to avail the full benefits and save money. Use and compare older Windows Server versions with 2019. Contact us now!
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