Windows Server Comparison

  • Unique hybrid capabilities with Azure

    • Not supported
    • Partially supported
    • Fully supported
    • Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard

      $538.92 AUD

    • Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard

      $538.92 AUD

    • Microsoft Windows Server 2016 Standard

      $594.86 AUD

    • Microsoft Windows Server 2019 Standard 16 Core Open License

      $1,213.05 AUD

    • Storage Migration Service

    • Synchronizing file servers to Azure

    • System Insights brings

    • Azure network adaptor

    • VM protection

  • Unprecedented Hyper-converged Infrastructure

    • Not supported
    • Partially supported
    • Fully supported
    • Windows Server 2008 R2

      $538.92 AUD

    • Windows Server 2012 R2

      $538.92 AUD

    • Microsoft Windows Server 2016

      $594.86 AUD

    • Microsoft Windows Server 2019 16 Core Open License

      $1,213.05 AUD

    • Unified management

    • Storage Spaces

    • Enhanced Storage Spaces Direct (S2D)

    • Mirror-accelerated parity

    • Nested Mirror Accelerated parity

    • Storage class memory

    • USB thumb drive (as cluster witness)

    • Storage Replica

    • Storage Quality of Service (QoS)

    • Data deduplication

    • Deduplication for ReFS

    • Virtual machine storage resiliency

    • Cloud Witness

    • Storage health monitoring

    • Cluster-wide monitoring

    • Cluster sets

    • Cluster OS rolling upgrade

    • Mixed OS mode cluster

    • Site-aware failover clusters

    • Persistent memory

    • Linux and FreeBSD workloads

    • Hot add and remove for disk, memory, and network

    • Network controller

    • Virtual networking

    • Software load balancer (SLB)

    • Virtual network peering

    • Distributed firewall and micro-segmentation

    • Hybrid SDN gateways

    • Improved SDN gateway

    • Converged RDM

    • Precision Time Protocol (PTP)

    • Leap Second

    • HTTP/2

    • Latency Optimized Background Transport - LEDBAT

    • IP address management (IPAM) and DNS

    • High-availability RDS connection broker

    • Software defined networking (SDN) with IPv4/IPv6

  • Enhanced security capabilities

    • Not supported
    • Partially supported
    • Fully supported
    • Windows Server 2008 R2

      $538.92 AUD

    • Windows Server 2012 R2

      $538.92 AUD

    • Microsoft Windows Server 2016

      $594.86 AUD

    • Microsoft Windows Server 2019 16 Core Open License

      $1,213.05 AUD

    • Enhanced Windows Defender Advanced Threat Protection (ATP)

    • Shielded VMs for Windows

    • Shielded VMs for Linux

    • HGS offline mode for shielded VMs

    • VM Connect for shielded VMs

    • Cluster hardening

    • SDN encrypted subnet

    • Just-enough administration

    • Just-in-time administration

    • Credential guard

    • Control flow guard

    • Remote credential guard

    • Device guard (code integrity)

    • Dynamic access control

    • AppLocker

    • BitLocker

  • Faster innovation for applications

    • Not supported
    • Partially supported
    • Fully supported
    • Windows Server 2008 R2

      $538.92 AUD

    • Windows Server 2012 R2

      $538.92 AUD

    • Windows Server 2016

      $594.86 AUD

    • Windows Server 2019 16 Core Open License

      $1,213.05 AUD

    • Linux containers

    • Windows Server containers

    • Server Core base container image

    • Nano Server base container image

    • Server Core Features on Demand (FoD)

    • Kubernetes platform support

    • Group Managed Service Accounts (gMSA)

    • Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL)

    • Hyper-V isolation

    • Azure Service Fabric for Windows Server

    • PowerShell 5.1

    • PowerShell Desired State Configuration (DSC)

    • Visual Studio Code

    • .NET Core