Microsoft adds Nano Servers to latest Windows Server 2016 preview
Microsoft has let another preview of Windows Server 2016 out the bag, saying this latest release is the first that’s “feature-complete”. Basically, it means that this version carried all of the features we can expect to find in the final build, though there are still a few bugs that need to be ironed out.
Microsoft estimates that the Nano Server image is around 25 times smaller than a full Windows Server image.
The company says the new Windows Server will deliver a “cloud-like” experience thanks to the incorporation of software-defined storage and networking. Microsoft talked about its Storage Spaces, saying it’s able to combine physical storage resources into virtual pools of storage. As for networking, this emphasizes security through isolation – the idea being users have fine control over which virtual machines can talk to which hosts and guests.