Windows Server 2016 vs 2019

Windows Server 2019 is the latest version of Microsoft Windows Server. The current version of Windows Server 2019 improves on the previous Windows 2016 version in regards with better performance, improved security, and excellent optimizations for hybrid integration. Apps4Rent compares both the versions – Windows Server 2019 vs 2016 – in a comparison table below:

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Features related to hybrid capabilities
Hybrid Cloud Option
Both on-premise and cloud solutions work together
NO yes
Integrate apps and infrastructure with Azure Backup and FileSync yes yes
VM Protection
Replicate workloads running on physical and virtual machines
yes yes
Azure Network Adapter
Connect to Azure virtual networks
yes yes
System Insights
Local predictive analysis to reduce operational costs
yes yes
Storage Migration Service
Migrate data from legacy systems to Windows and/or Azure
NO yes
Features related to better security
Expect Breach
Continuosly monitors the vulnerable areas where breach is expected
NO yes
Embedded Windows Defender Advanced Threat Protection NO yes
Shielded VMs for Windows Server & Linux NO yes
Device Guard
Prevents the malware threats
yes yes
Credential Guard
Prevents breach of login credentials
yes yes
Extended support of VMConnect NO yes
Additional support for Linux VMs NO yes
Cluster Hardening
Requirement of Active Directory is eliminated for clusters in Windows Server
NO yes
Features related to optimization of performance
Windows Server containers
Windows 2019 contains small containers which improves efficiency by saving space
yes yes
Linux containers
Managing Linux and Windows in the same environment
NO yes
Windows Subsystem for hosting Linux NO yes
Server Core Features on Demand (FoD)
Improve the app compatibility of Windows Server Core by including a set of binaries and packages from Windows Server with Desktop
NO yes
Kubernetes platform support NO yes
Features related to infrastructure management
Clusterwide monitoring
Monitor latency in real time with clear alerts when something’s not right
NO yes
Cluster sets NO yes
Deduplication for ReFS
Optimize free space on a volume by examining the data for duplicated portions.
NO yes
Kernel soft reboot
Reduce application downtime with WSSD-validated hardware faster reboot time
NO yes
Leap Second support
Occasional 1-second additions to UTC to adjust to earth’s rotation
NO yes
Precision Time Protocol (PTP)
Provide a precise time sample better than Network Time Protocol (NTP)
NO yes
Improved SDN gateway NO yes
Hybrid SDN gateway yes yes
Date deduplication yes yes
Storage Health Monitoring yes yes
Virtual Machine Storage Resiliency yes yes
Features deprecated in Windows Server 2019
Business Scanning/Distributed Scan Management (DSM) yes NO
Internet Storage Name Service (ISNS) yes NO
Print components for Server Core yes NO
Remote Desktop Connection Broker in Server Core installation yes NO
Remote Desktop Virtualization Host in Server Core Installation yes NO