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Windows Server 2016 Cloud OS with Docker Engine Support Available for Evaluation

In Atlanta at Ignite conference, new “cloud-ready OS” Windows Server 2016 server operating system solution.

Windows Server 2016, a hybrid-solution is available for evaluation and will be on the October price list. “Volume licensing customers will be able to download fully licensed software at General Availability in mid-October,” writes cloud team.

It is a great place to land all your workloads, providing the flexibility to run them on-premises or in the cloud. Windows Server 2016 delivers powerful innovation across three areas:

Advanced Multi-layer Security gives IT the power to help prevent attacks and detect suspicious activity with new features to control privileged access, protect virtual machines and harden the platform against emerging threats.

Software-defined Datacenter. Windows Server 2016 delivers a more flexible and cost-efficient operating system for any datacenter, using software-defined compute, storage and network features inspired by Azure.

Cloud-ready Application Platform. Windows Server 2016 delivers new ways to deploy and run both existing and cloud-native applications – whether on-premises or in Microsoft Azure – using new capabilities such as Windows Server Containers and the lightweight Nano Server deployment option.

Also, announced today the availability of “Docker” a new agreement that will make the Commercially Supported Docker Engine (CS Docker Engine) available to Windows Server 2016 customers at no additional cost.

Customers will be able to use a production-ready, fully-supported version of Docker Engine to build, ship, and run containers in Windows Server.

In addition, Microsoft will provide enterprise support options for CS Docker Engine, backed by Docker.

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