A few days ago Amazon Web Services announced the support for Windows Server 2016 in its IaaS offering Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2).
Windows Server 2016, released in GA last week, is the latest edition of Microsoft’s server operating system, marketed as a cloud-ready operating system, comes with a set of new features among which the long awaited support for Docker and Windows containers.
Windows Server 2016 is now available in all AWS regions, in four different options:
- Windows Server 2016 Datacenter with Desktop Experience – The mainstream version of Windows Server, designed with security and scalability in mind, with support for both traditional and cloud-native applications.
- Windows Server 2016 Nano Server -A cloud-native, minimal install that takes up a modest amount of disk space and boots more swiftly than the Datacenter version, while leaving more system resources (memory, storage, and CPU) available to run apps and services.
- Windows Server 2016 with Containers – Windows Server 2016 with Windows containers and Docker already installed.
- Windows Server 2016 with SQL Server 2016 – Windows Server 2016 with SQL Server 2016 already installed.