Microsoft Windows Server 2016 is Microsoft’s cloud-ready operating system that provides enhanced security, built-in containers, and support for new software-defined capabilities for modern data centers. Key features of Windows Server 2016 include:
For a complete list of new features in Windows Server 2016, see What's New in Windows Server 2016 on the Microsoft website.
S2D, part of Windows Server 2016, offers software-defined storage capabilities for disk drives that are directly attached to the Dell EMC R640 Ready Node. S2D provides pooling and resiliency features for storage. When carefully designed, it also delivers high performance for I/O-intensive workloads such as SQL Server.