Windows Server 2019 with Kubernetes and HCI support to be available this year 

Microsoft announced that Windows Server 2019 will be made usually available in the second half of the year 2018. The server refers four important client test areas, along with hybrid workloads, security, application platform, and hyper-converged communications.

The latest version of Windows Server is standing on Windows Server 2016, which was created in October 2016. It marks the newest release in Microsoft’s long-term servicing channel (LTSC), which occurs once in two years.

Windows Server 2019 will be included with Project Honolulu, a browser-based managing solution. Microsoft targets to make it simpler for firms to connect their existing employments of Windows Server to Azure service offers.

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“With Windows Server 2019 and Project Honolulu, customers will be able to easily integrate Azure services such as Azure Backup, Azure File Sync, disaster recovery, and much more so they will be able to leverage these Azure services without disrupting their applications and infrastructure,” as written by Erin Chapple, Director of Program Management, Windows Server.

Microsoft is advancing the security in Windows Server 2019, with a three-point aim and approach: protect, detect and respond. The firm has added Shielded VMs along  with support for Linux VMs too. It will defend VMs against viral activities. The involvement of Encrypted Networks will allow encryption of network bits to safeguard network layer between servers.

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Windows Server 2019 will have embedded Windows Defender Advanced Threat Protection (ATP) to identify attacks in the (OS) operating system. Sysadmins will have dig in to deep kernel and memory sensors, so as to respond on server machines.

Under application platform, there is going to be improved orchestration for Windows Server containing deployments. Windows Subsystem on Linux (WSL) backup in new version will allow Linux users to bring their scripts and ideas to Windows while employing industry standards like OpenSSH, Curl, and Tar. There is also a support of Kubernetes, which is presently in beta.

The Windows Server 2019 decreases the size of Server Core base holder image from 5 GB to less than 2 GB. This will decrease the image download time taken, by 72%, resulting in optimized development time and performance.

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On Hyper-converged infrastructure (HCI) front, Microsoft said that it has an additional , the ability in Windows Server 2019 to for see HCI deployments employing Project Honolulu. It will make the management of several different activities on HCI environments easier.

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Last Edited: 06/05/2020