MICROSOFT WINDOWS SERVER 2019 DATACENTER 16-CORE
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The server operating system Windows Server 2019 Datacenter offers maximum virtualization by connecting on-premises environments with Azure - with many hybrid features, high performance and additional security layers. This makes it ideally suited for use in modern data centers, as it meets the current challenges of modern IT, which is increasingly shifting away from on-premises data centers and towards Cloud-based Services and applications.
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Microsoft Windows Server 2019 Datacenter 16-Core
The server operating system Windows Server 2019 Datacenter offers maximum virtualization by connecting on-premises environments with Azure - with many hybrid features, high performance and additional security layers. This makes it ideally suited for use in modern data centers, as it meets the current challenges of modern IT, which is increasingly shifting away from on-premises data centers and towards Cloud-based Services and applications. Based on 67 Datacenter 68 this Server software edition is well equipped for this: In addition to many improvements to existing functions, it also offers new powerful features and Services for efficient networking as well as easier management and comprehensive protection of sensitive data.
Hyper-V, SDN, Storage Spaces Direct and Storage Replica: One of the most important reasons for purchasing the Datacenter edition is its support for shielded virtual machines, enabling the creation of highly secure virtualization infrastructures. Software Defined Networking and the storage functions Storage Spaces Direct and Storage Replica are also included here exclusively or in full. Only the Datacenter edition supports features such as:
- Virtualization for unlimited virtual computers
- Unlimited Storage Replica
- Hyper Converged Infrastructure
- Shielded Virtual Machines (VMs)
- Software-defined networking
- Software-defined storage
Windows Server 2019 closely connects on-premises environments with the Microsoft Azure Services, which provides enterprises with additional layers of security as well as new hybrid capabilities; Storage Migration Service facilitates the transition to the latest Server version as well as the Server migration including data to the Cloud.
Licensing of Windows Server 2019 Edition Datacenter is based on cores rather than CPUs, with a minimum number of 16 cores. So with a 16-Core package you get all necessary licenses, which are required to run a corresponding server in any case.
At Wiresoft you can find the Windows Server 2019 Datacenter Edition 16-Core as used software at a significantly lower price compared to new software - with all typical features regarding functionality, performance as well as security. Detailed information about the new features of Windows Server 2019 Datacenter 16-Core as well as the related Microsoft licensing terms for this Windows Server software is provided in the following overview.
Windows Server 2019 Datacenter - key new functions and features
Windows Server 2019Datacentercontains a number of enhancements over the previous version as well as additions to existing features that take virtualization capabilities as well as security to a new level: HCI or hyperconverged infrastructure platforms offer many advantages in Server- and Desktop-virtualization, they are not only easy to implement and manage, but also to scale, thereby significantly simplifying the complexity and deployment and of IT infrastructures.
What is the value proposition of the Windows Server 2019 Datacenter edition?
First of all, the Windows Server -Edition Datacenter 2019 offers the maximum of virtualization possibilities and is therefore particularly interesting for companies in which this as well as high IT workloads play an important role. The number of virtual machines and Hyper-V containers that can be operated with it is unlimited in this edition, the RAM limit is 24 TB. Other important features, some of which are only available in the Datacenter edition with maximum functionality, are:
Shielded Virtual Machines
With Shielded Virtual Machines it is possible to create highly secured virtualization infrastructures. Shielded VM isolates virtual Server in such a way that, for example, sensitive data stored in a public Cloud is reliably protected from unauthorized access or use. Server services and their data are encrypted and shielded using Hyper-V VMs. It is also possible to convert existing VMs into shielded VMs. In addition to Windows VMs, protected Linux VMs can also be created here. Shielded VMs can be installed via Server-Manager, Windows Admin Center or via PowerShell.
Software Defined Networking
The Software Defined Networking (SDN) feature in Windows Server 2019 offers the central configuration of physical network devices such as routers and switches as well as their dynamic management - in addition also of gateways - since here the network layers are no longer bound to the network devices. Existing SDN-compatible devices can also be used to achieve greater integration between the physical and virtual networks. Virtual network elements include Hyper-V virtual switch, Hyper-V network virtualization and RAS gateway.
SDN can be used, for example, to:
- Dynamically create, secure and connect networks
- Define policies to control physical and virtual networks; and
- Scale network policies
- Accelerate the delivery of workloads
- Minimize security risks on the network
The Windows Server 2019 Datacenter edition also features a number of optimizations and additions to Software Defined Networking, including firewall monitoring and the ability to peer and seamlessly connect two networks. Encrypted Networks also enables secure encryption of virtual networks via Datagram Transport Layer Security (DTLS) to prevent unauthorized access.
Software-Defined Storage (SDS) in Windows Server 2019 offers a storage architecture whose software is separated from the hardware through virtualization to minimize their dependency. SDS also enables flexible scaling of storage capacity, which also contributes to cost efficiency.
Storage Replica in Windows Server 2019 Datacenter supports both synchronous and asynchronous replication and prevents data loss at the file system level. Synchronous replication mirrors data at physical sites with fail-safe volumes, while asynchronous replication mirrors it between sites using network links with higher latency. Disaster preparedness minimizes potential downtime in the process. Storage Replica is available without limit in the Windows Server 2019 Datacenter edition.
Storage Spaces Direct
The Storage Spaces Direct (S2D) function combines the local data storage of servers into a virtual cluster. The nodes of such a cluster can have different physical disks or disk systems, and communication between them takes place via the SMB protocol. Storage Spaces Direct not only simplifies the implementation and management of software-defined storage (SDS) systems, but also enables the creation of scalable, highly available storage systems. This allows the server's storage to be used independently of its hardware, increasing its efficiency. In addition, S2D offers increased resilience, so that if the number of cluster nodes increases accordingly, multiple cluster nodes can fail without being affected.
Other features of Windows Server 2019
In addition to these features, the following important features are also available to enterprises with Windows Server 2019 Datacenter Edition:
Support for Kubernetes
Windows Server 2019 now offers even better support for Kubernetes. Linux and Windows containers managed with Kubernetes can also be used in parallel. New features such as container networking are available for Kubernetes, and individual images have also been improved; the "Windows" container image is also available, which has a wider range of features.
System Insights analytics features
System Insights for predictive analytics in Windows Server 2019, powered by a machine learning model, enable Server to evaluate system data such as performance as well as events on it to make accurate predictions, reducing the effort required for reactive administration of Windows Server instances.
Increased protection of sensitive data
Reliable protection of infrastructure and sensitive workloads is becoming increasingly important in enterprises. Windows Server in 2019, various functions such as the Domain Controller and the aforementioned Shielded VMs will be available for this purpose. In addition, Windows Defender has been enhanced with new features such as Exploit Guard, as part of Windows Defender Advanced Threat Protection (ATP), this enables monitoring of and access to documents and folders located on the network. To protect on-premises Active Directorys, various Azure AD security features such as Azure AD Banned Passwords and Azure AD Password Protection are available.
Overview of other Azure services for Windows Server 2019
Hybrid features built into Windows Server 2019 provide greater integration or easier use of Microsoft Azure services in an on-premises data center - including Services such as Azure Backup, Azure Site Recovery, Azure Update Management and the Azure Network Adapter. This offers the advantage of being able to connect an on-premises Server to an Azure virtual network in Azure Cloud. The closer cooperation of Windows Server and Microsoft Azure Services enables easy synchronization of data for simple data backup. The Storage Migration Assistant not only facilitates the switch to Windows Server 2019, but also the Server migration including data to the Cloud. Azure File Sync acts as a possible storage location.
Hardware requirements for Windows Server 2019 Datacenter
Windows Server 2019 is based on Windows 10. To ensure secure operation of Windows Server 2019 Datacenter, the minimum requirements listed below must be met. Actual requirements also depend on the particular system configuration as well as the installed applications:
- Memory (RAM): 512 MB, ECC or similar recommended
- Hard disk space: 32 GB
- Memory for Desktop display: 2 GB
- Processor architecture: x64
- Processor speed: 1.4 GHz with 64 bit
- Network card: 1x Ethernet with GBit/s minimum throughput
- Graphics card with support for Super VGA: 1,024 x 768 pixels
Licensing of Windows Server 2019 Datacenter 16-Core
The licensing of Windows Server -Edition 2019 Datacenter is also carried out for used software in accordance with the Microsoft license provisions exclusively via the number of cores. The following provisions apply here:
General Microsoft License Terms for Windows Server 2019
The licensing of Windows Server 2019 Datacenter is based on the physical hardware: The required minimum number of licenses Pro Server is determined not only by the number of physical processor cores of the host, but also by the number of virtual Server. One license covers two physical processor cores. If a company uses one or more Server with multiple processors, Pro one license is required for each pair of cores. In accordance with the Microsoft license provisions, a minimum number of 8 cores Pro processor is used as a basis - regardless of the actual, possibly lower Core number of the existing hardware. This means that at least one Windows Server 2019 Datacenter 16-Core package is required to license a server with 2 processors.
Additional licensing requirements for Windows Server 2019 Datacenter
When licensing in Hyper-V, all logical processors that correspond to physical processor cores are licensed. The Windows Server Datacenter Edition Pro Core license entitles you to run an unlimited number of Hyper-V instances. The prerequisite for this is that all corresponding processor cores of the server have been licensed.
No additional license is required for Linux instances.
In addition to the Server license, all clients accessing Windows Server 2019 - User as well as end devices - must also be equipped with a client access license (CAL). These are also available used from Wiresoft.
FAQs to Microsoft Windows Server 2019 Datacenter 16-Core as used software of Wiresoft
The Windows Server 2019 Datacenter 16-Core package offered as used software at Wiresoft is no different from a new server license in terms of its usability - and not just because software generally does not wear out. Frequently asked questions about used Windows server licenses are answered below.
Where does the used Windows Server 2019 Datacenter 16-Core software come from?
The Windows Server 2019 Datacenter 16-Core software offered as used in the Wiresoft store comes from companies that have previously purchased it new and resold it to Wiresoft. Due to the resale or the offer in the Wiresoft store, this is called used software, but it can be used like a new license.
Does a used Windows Server 2019 Datacenter 16-Core license have the usual buyer security?
Yes: Windows Server 2019 Datacenter 16-Core as Wiresoft used software offers you as a customer the same advantages as the purchase of comparable new Server software: with buyer security through immediate download after your completed purchase and the immediate license activation with the included valid license Key.
Is it legal to buy or use the used Windows Server 2019 Datacenter 16-Core software?
Yes: you can trust that for customers not only the purchase of Wiresoft used software to Windows Server 2019 Datacenter 16-Core, but also its actual use does not violate any valid laws, because this software comes from the license inventory of a company. Thus, the practiced jurisprudence applies, which not only allows the trade of such Microsoft Used Software, but also its use; these facts have been repeatedly confirmed by various court rulings.
What are the other advantages of Used Software from Windows Server 2019 Datacenter 16-Core?
Used software from Wiresoft offers our customers above all the economic advantage of being able to update software inventories much more cheaply than with new software, so that they are always up to date. Used software from Wiresoft thus not only contributes to lowering operating costs, but also offers audit security through the complete verification of all buyers!
At Wiresoft you will not only find the edition Windows Server 2019 Datacenter 16-Core as inexpensive used software, but also the corresponding 2-Core packages as well as the Windows Server Standard edition, furthermore also the respective required client access licenses (CALs) - as well as previous versions of Windows Server 2019. The wide-ranging used software portfolio of Wiresoft also contains many other Microsoft programs - with all the advantages mentioned. If you have any questions regarding your licensing of Windows Server 2019 Datacenter or any other edition, please do not hesitate to contact us via chat, email or phone.