Wednesday, July 27, 2016

System Center 2016 and Windows Server 2016 release date

It was known already that both System Center 2016 and Windows Server 2016 were released in Q3 this year. On several blogposts now it's mentioned that both solutions will be launched at the Microsoft Ignite conference in late September. Let's have a look at some highlights of both solutions:

System Center 2016 aims to ease the deployment, configuration, management and monitoring of your virtualized, software-defined datacenter and hybrid cloud infrastructure built on Windows Server 2016. A key goal of System Center 2016 is to improve the performance and the usability of System Center components to enhance your operational experience.

Highlights of System Center 2016 include:
-Support for new Windows Server 2016 technologies, including lifecycle management for Nano server-based hosts and virtual machines, Storage Spaces Direct, and shielded virtual machines;
-Performance and usability improvements, including all the update rollups since System Center 2012 R2, improved UNIX and Linux monitoring, and ability to tune management packs and alerts;
-Native integrations with Microsoft Operations Management Suite to give you expanded analytics, data correlation, orchestration, archival, and hybrid management capabilities.

Windows Server 2016 is the cloud-ready operating system that delivers new layers of security and Azure-inspired innovation for the applications and infrastructure that power your business.

Highlights of Windows Server 2016 include:
-Increase security and reduce business risk with multiple layers of protection built into the operating system.
-Evolve your datacenter to save money and gain flexibility with software-defined datacenter technologies inspired by Microsoft Azure.
-Innovate faster with an application platform optimized for the applications you run today, as well as the cloud-native apps of tomorrow.

Just great to have new functionality coming soon!

Used sources:
System Center 2016 to launch in September
What’s new in System Center 2016 Technical Preview 5
Windows Server 2016 new Current Branch for Business servicing option

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