News: WHAT CUSTOMERS CAN EXPECT FROM WINDOWS SERVER 2022


WHAT CUSTOMERS CAN EXPECT FROM WINDOWS SERVER 2022


Chatting to Pinnacle Microsoft Brand Manager, Michelle Olivier, she noted that resellers and their customers require four main things when considering their server needs – namely, flexibility, scalability, customer data security, and ease of access while working remotely. Microsoft has ensured that Windows 2022 meets all the above, but how do the three main editions compare? 

One thing all the Windows 2022 versions have in common aside from their release date, is users have the option to install the server core and desktop version.

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WINDOWS SERVER 2022 STANDARD EDITION

Windows Server 2022 Standard Edition is the primary version among the three and the single licence version only has the capability to accommodate two virtual machines plus one Hyper-V host per license, as well as two Virtual OSE/ Hyper-V isolated Containers. General features such as Hotpatching and Software-defined Networking and not provided for in the edition. Storage Replica is available with a limit of one partnership and one resource group with a capacity of 2 terabytes.

 

WINDOWS SERVER 2022 DATACENTER EDITION

One step above the Standard Edition we have the Datacenter Edition. Unfortunately, Hotpatching is also not provided for in this edition, but Software-defined Networking is however included. Also included in this package is protected VMs, Host Guardian Hyper-V Support, as well as support for Shielded Virtual Machines. As opposed to the Standard Editions limited Storage Replica capabilities, the Datacenter Edition offers unlimited Storage Replica and includes the Storage Spaces Direct. Microsoft also ensured to provide for the Microsoft Azure platform through the Windows Server 2022 Datacenter Azure Edition.

 

WINDOWS SERVER 2022 ESSENTIAL EDITION

The Essential Edition is the entry level Server option and designed for SME’s and can support 25 users and 50 devices at maximum and is not ideal for remote working scenarios.

 

Microsoft
Michelle Olivier

 Brand Manager


Windows Server 2022 Essentials Edition

Windows Serve Standard Edition

Windows Server Datacenter Edition

Is ideal for small businesses with up to 25 users and 50 devices

Is ideal for customers with physical or minimally virtualized environments

Is ideal for highly virtualized and software defined datacenter environments

25 users/50 devices

No CALs required

Unlimited, based on CALs

Unlimited, based on CALs

1 physical or virtual1

2 VMs

Unlimited VMs

Must be root or domain

2 Hyper-V Containers 2

Unlimited Hyper-V Containers

Available in ROK and OEM

Available in COEM, ROK and OEM

Available in COEM, ROK and OEM

 

 

Storage Features including:

Storage Replica & Storage Spaces Direct

 

 

Shielded VM’s & Host Guardian Service