Why HPE OEM Microsoft Windows Server 2016

Do your customers need a cost-effective, flexible, scalable enterprise-level server operating system (OS)? Would they benefit from industry-leading infrastructure that was designed to support demanding workloads and highly virtualized IT environments? Perhaps they are also looking for the ideal server to pair with their new OS? A server that features embedded deployment, simplified management, and advanced monitoring functionality that complements the new advanced features of the sever OS? If so, we have the perfect solution for them (drum roll please)… HPE Servers + HPE OEM Microsoft Windows Server 2016.

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With Windows Server 2016, businesses of all sizes are able to improve productivity and efficiency, safeguard their data, maximize their IT investments, and experience cloud enablement with HPE Azure Tokens and Microsoft Azure integration.

  • Server utilization with virtualization and containers: Today, businesses may only use a fraction of their server capacity—with virtualization they can get the most out of their investment. Windows Server 2016 includes support for virtualization and containers at no extra cost!
  • Affordable disaster recovery: If systems go down, a business can lose deals, or customers. Even worse, if a SMB’s system goes down, they could lose the whole business! While traditional disaster recovery solutions can be costly, Windows Server 2016 makes it more affordable.
  • High availability with failover clustering: Keep business running at the pace that is needed. With built-in failover clustering options found in Windows Server 2016, SMBs and larger enterprise businesses have access to high availability at no extra cost.
  • Flexible and cost effective storage: With Windows Server 2016, customers can efficiently manage data requirements and storage costs.
  • Ready for the cloud: Windows Server 2016 allows customers to move to the cloud on their terms, gaining the best of both worlds.
  • Investing in a first server: SMBs purchasing their first server can gain efficiency and improved security with centralized data, files, and management with Windows Server 2016.

    For over 30 years, HPE and Microsoft have partnered together to bring customers software and hardware that is created to work together seamlessly. HPE ProLiant Servers + Microsoft Windows Server 2016 is just one example of this fine pairing. HPE has certified Windows Server 2016 for many HPE ProLiant Gen10 and Gen9 Servers, several other HPE Server families, and select HPE ProLiant Gen8 Servers. Check out the HPE Windows Server Support Matrix to learn more. In addition, Windows Server 2016 OS and drivers are pre-tested, optimized for HPE servers, and supported by HPE.  

    Did you know that HPE OEM Microsoft Windows Server 2016 licenses are the simplest, most cost-effective license for many businesses? HPE OEM licenses for Windows Server 2016 are available worldwide in several languages and can be purchased directly from HPE or through HPE resellers. Available part numbers can be found in the Microsoft Windows Server 2016 QuickSpecs. When your customers pair HPE OEM Windows Server 2016 with a new HPE ProLiant server, they get the added benefits of having a one-stop shop for the purchase and support of their server and server OS.


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