Windows Server 2019 Essentials, Standard, Datacenter: Main Differences
Windows Server 2019 is for the time being the latest version of the server operating system released by Microsoft. Generally available since October 2018, Windows Server 2019 is built on the strong foundation of Microsoft’s previous release, Windows Server 2016. The functionality of the 2019 release offers new opportunities when it comes to hybrid cloud environments, storage, security, and administration. Windows Server 2019 has three editions: Essentials, Standard, and Datacenter. As their names imply, they are designed for organizations of different sizes, and with different virtualization and datacenter requirements. Windows Server 2019 Essentials perfectly suits the needs of a small infrastructure, while the Datacenter edition provides the widest range of functions among all the other server operating systems from Microsoft. The aim of this blog post is to highlight the core characteristics of each edition and the needs they are meant to satisfy.