Microsoft Windows Server 2016 Standard - BIOS-locked (Hewlett Packard Enterprise)
Windows Server 2016 is here. Get the cloud-ready operating system today to apply another levels of security and innovation to the applications and infrastructure, that power your business. Support the workloads you run today, and make it easier to move to the cloud, when you're ready.
Licenses: 16 cores per license
CALs: Required (not included)
Max. Users: Unlimited
Virtualisation: Host or Guest (unlimited OSEs and Hyper-V containers) Windows Server containers: unlimited*
Max. CPUs: 64
Max. RAM: 24TB
*Standard edition permits use of up to 2 OSEs or 2 Hyper-V containers when all physical cores in the Server are licensed. For every two additional VMs or Hyper-V containers, all the cores in the server must again be licensed.
What if you could safeguard your business with enhanced security? Improve the efficiency and productivity of your organisation? The Hewlett Packard Enterprise and Microsoft® partnership combines technologies to help your business reach its full potential and operate with increased agility, extra layers of security, higher resiliency and performance for your Windows® based servers. Microsoft Windows Server 2016 is the cloud-ready operating system that supports your most demanding workloads while introducing new technologies that make it easy to integrate hybrid cloud services. It delivers powerful new layers of security along with innovations to elevate your business to new levels of efficiency and productivity. Windows Server 2016 paired with HPE servers, storage, and networking solutions provides the technology that helps achieve your business goals.
What's new HPE Small Business Solutions based on Windows Server 2016 now available, click on the Entry Level Servers and Solutions link under Additional information section of this webpage for more details.
Features Safeguard your data whether on-premise or in the cloud – helping mitigate risk and avoid business disruption. Features such as Windows Defender, Trusted/Secure Boot, Shield VMs, and Host Guardian Services are just a few of the additional layers of security offered in Microsoft Windows Server 2016.
Increase ROI IT investments with flexible storage solutions, such as Storage Replica, Storage Spaces Direct, and Rolling Cluster OS Upgrades to deliver increased efficiency data protection.
Meet business requirements for scaling applications quickly and provides enterprise level security with Windows Server Containers and Hyper-V Containers. Ideal solutions whether in private, hybrid, and private Cloud environments.
Prevent risks associated with compromised administrative credentials. Use new privileged identity management features to limit access to “just enough” and “just in time” administration.
Windows Server Containers bring the agility and density of containers to the Windows ecosystem, enabling agile application development and management. Use Hyper-V Containers for a unique additional level of isolation for containerised applications.
Hewlett Packard Enterprise offers Windows Server OEM licensing for the following editions:
Datacenter edition: ideal for companies of all sizes that have demanding IT workloads, require advanced storage, virtualisation, and application deployment
Standard edition: for businesses that need advanced features, support for distributed office locations, and require a flexible way to virtualise their environment
Essentials edition: for small companies with basic IT needs purchasing a first server; likely small or no dedicated IT department. Essentials is also a good option for customers who have previously used Windows Server Foundation edition, which is not available for Windows Server 2016.
Microsoft Hardware Specifications for Essentials Edition:
Windows Server 2016 Essentials CPU Up to 2 Processors; Per server licensing Min. CPU Req. 1.4 GHz x64 X64 RAM STD/ Max Minimum: 2GB RAM (Recommend: 8GB) / Maximum: 64GB ECC Yes NIC Multiple NICs supported Internal optical bay drive allowed Yes Minimum OS Storage Footprint 160 GB with a 60-GB system partition SW RAID Yes Video Optional Keyboard, Mouse Optional