The Windows Server 2016 release date has been quite a topic for the industry, what with the server OS being in Technical Preview for most of the year, after Microsoft decided to not align its launch.
Align its launch with Windows 10, that is.
But the software titan is finally moving towards general availability of not just Windows Server 2016, but also of System Center 2016 — both platforms will become available next month. Redmond confirmed this during its keynote at the Ignite 2016 conference today.
Emphasizing the unique advantage that this latest version of Windows Server brings to enterprises, particularly those seeking to deploy hybrid clouds.
Another feature highlight is the Docker Engine being part of Windows Server, which will be provided without any additional fees. This container technology will allow any Docker product to run natively on the operating system.
Redmond drove home the point that its ultimate goal is to provide the best hybrid cloud solution on the market that will allow organizations to set up a combination of cloud and on-premise assets.
And while the software titan did not provide a specific date as to when Windows Server 2016 or System Center 2016 will become available, only a few days remain till October. Meaning, we are not too far off from launch of the new OS.