Windows Server 2022 builds on the design of Microsoft Windows Server 2019 and associated tools and services to provide enhancements in important areas that include in-depth security, native compatibility in Azure for major Windows Server applications, consistent management for hybrid and multi-cloud deployments, plus greater availability for Microsoft Azure-hosted virtual machines.
Important improvements in Microsoft Windows Server 2022 and associated technology include:
- Secured-core server hardware protects against sophisticated security attacks
- Default Transport Layer Security 1.3 and HTTPS hardens security for communication channels
- AES-256-GCM and AES-256-CCM cryptographic suites deliver military-grade SMB encryption
- DNS-over-HTTPS allows DNS queries between Windows Server's DNS client and the DNS server to travel along an encrypted HTTPS connection instead of in simple text. This protects the DNS query from exposure to unauthorized parties.
- The release of Azure Arc allows you to manage physical as well as virtual Windows Server 2022 and Linux servers hosted outside Azure (including at your datacenter and on multiple cloud providers) the same way you administer Azure-based VMs, providing a consistent management toolset across your hybrid network
- Hotpatching support increases availability by permitting you to install scheduled software updates on new Windows Server Azure Edition VMs without the requirement to reboot after applying the patch
- Reducing the Windows Container image size by up to 40% allows faster startup and better performance
- Updated Windows Admin Center simplifies the process of containerizing .NET apps
- The new Storage bus cache for standalone servers (not servers in a Failover Cluster) can, as with Storage Spaces Direct, cache inexpensive spinning disks with faster solid-state disks (SSDs) to speed up storage throughput affordably. For a description of Storage Spaces Direct, see Microsoft Windows Server 2016 Storage Spaces Direct consultants.
Progent's Microsoft-certified Windows Server consultants can help your organization to integrate Windows Server 2022 with current releases of Microsoft's core application platforms by providing support such as Exchange Server consulting, SQL Server 2019 integration, SharePoint 2019 development, and Microsoft 365 expertise. Progent's system design, debugging, and training services for Microsoft Windows Server 2022 are provided remotely and Progent also offers on-premises expertise for Microsoft products in major metropolitan locations across the United States and Canada.
Managing a Hybrid Cloud Network Model that Incorporates Microsoft Windows Server 2022
You can integrate Windows Server 2022 into a cohesive hybrid ecosystem by using Azure Arc services. Azure Arc offers centralized management of policy, cybersecurity, setup, and monitoring for both Windows and Linux physical servers or VMs throughout your hybrid network. This can include servers located on-prem, on Azure, on multiple popular clouds such as AWS EC2 and Google Cloud, or in edge deployments. By installing the Azure Connected Machine agent on each registered server, you can build a consistent management experience that handles each machine in a hybrid network as an Azure resource that can benefit from basic Azure constructs such as Azure Policy and tag assignment.
Azure Arc centralizes management of Microsoft Windows and Linux servers hosted inside and outside of Azure
Designing, deploying, managing, and maintaining efficient hybrid solutions that include Windows Server 2022 all demand broad knowledge and real-world experience that is outside the skill set of most IT teams in small and midsize companies. Progent's group of subject-matter experts (SMEs) can provide as-needed guidance for any facet of hybrid network design and configuration. Progent's Microsoft-certified and Cisco-certified consultants, project managers, and cybersecurity experts can help you to evaluate the potential advantages of Windows Server 2022 for your company and build and manage a hybrid network that incorporates Microsoft Windows Server 2022 and that delivers optimum business value.
Microsoft Windows Server 2022 Upgrade Services from Progent
If you require guidance moving to Windows Server 2022 from an earlier version of Windows Server, Progent can provide the skills to make your transition efficient, economical, and on schedule. Progent can help your company to:
Editions and Installation Options for Microsoft Windows Server 2022
- Inventory all applications and server roles on your current Windows Servers
- Move your VMs from earlier releases of Windows Server to Microsoft Windows Server 2022
- Review compliance and harden security across hybrid workloads
- Plan a network management solution built around the most effective platforms for your network model
Microsoft Windows Server 2022 is available in Standard, Datacenter, and Datacenter: Azure Edition versions. The Datacenter versions include Software-defined Networking (SDN), Host Guardian Hyper-V Support, and Storage Spaces Direct. Both Datacenter versions also allow unlimited virtual machines and Hyper-V isolated Containers (vs. a maximum of two each for Microsoft's Standard Edition). Only Windows Server 2022 Datacenter: Azure Edition supports Hotpatching. Most of these features are discussed in Windows Server 2016 consulting services.
The two install options available for Windows Server 2022 are Server Core and Server with Desktop Experience. Server Core supports conventional apps and role-based workloads but does not have a traditional desktop interface. This so-called "headless" version offers the benefit of a small size with a correspondingly small attack area, but it needs to be managed externally via the command line interface, PowerShell, or a graphical interface utility such as Windows Admin Center. Microsoft's Server with Desktop Experience install mode is a full version and features a complete GUI that allows local management. Progent's consultants can help you to select the editions and installation modes best fitted for your environment, understand Microsoft's licensing requirements, and select an efficient on-premises, cloud-based, or hybrid deployment model for Microsoft Windows Server 2022.
How Progent Can Help You to Integrate Microsoft Windows Server 2022
Progent's Microsoft-certified consultants can assist your business to design and carry out a cost-effective migration to Windows Server 2022 that preserves your existing network model or adopts a new on-prem, cloud-hosted, or hybrid environment. Progent can show you how to use Microsoft's Storage Migration Service to save time and expense during the process of migrating from legacy Windows Server versions, and Progent can assist you to take advantage of the modern feature set of Windows Server 2022. Progent's Exchange Server 2019 configuration consultants can advise you on following leading practices for the configuration of Exchange Server 2022 Mailbox and Edge Transport server roles and management utilities. Progent's SQL Server 2019 experts can assist you to integrate Microsoft's flagship database platform with Windows Server 2022 to run your mission-critical applications in a modern network environment. Also, Progent's VMware solution design consultants can help you register your on-premises VMware VMs to Microsoft Azure Arc for hybrid and multi-cloud management using the Azure Migrate: Discovery and Assessment tool.
Progent's certified network security consultants can help you to build an advanced, consistent security posture throughout on-premises, cloud-hosted, and mobile resources. Progent can help your business to put into place proactive remote monitoring and management (RMM) by deploying advanced data security technologies from Microsoft and other vendors. Progent's cybersecurity audit consultants can assess your compliance with regulatory and industry IT security requirements.
Progent's roster of Cisco CCIE-certified network infrastructure consultants is one of the largest of any independent IT services firm in the United States. Progent's consultants can help you to configure and manage a robust hybrid network environment that deploys the high-availability (HA and disaster recovery technologies built into Microsoft Windows Server 2022. Progent's disaster recovery preparedness consultants and business continuity experts can help your business to design and test a detailed plan for recovering IT services quickly after a catastrophe.
To streamline the management of your Microsoft Windows Server 2022 network, Progent offers a variety of services such as Azure Arc consulting, Windows Admin Center support, PowerShell scripting, System Center Virtual Machine Manager hybrid cloud management expertise, and System Center Operations Manager integration. Progent also supports the ProSight family of remote monitoring and management (RMM) services that offer small and midsize businesses an affordable and efficient alternative to using in-house IT staff with administering servers and IT infrastructure.
Download a Datasheet for Progent's Windows Server 2022 Consulting Services
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Progent's Remote Consulting and Troubleshooting Services
Progent has more than 20 years of experience providing online network consulting and troubleshooting support and has delivered remote IT help to businesses in every state in the United States. (Refer to Progent's Customer Testimonials.) Progent can also provide on-premises consulting and technical support services in areas across the United States as well as in Canada. Progent can deliver on-demand IT support to help you solve occasional technical problems as they occur or Progent can provide end-to-end project management outsourcing and co-sourcing services for long-term IT initiatives.
If you need immediate online assistance from a Microsoft-certified IT expert, see Progent's Remote Support Services.
Contact Progent for Help with Microsoft Windows Server 2022
To learn more about Progent's consulting and troubleshooting expertise for Microsoft Windows Server 2022, call 1-800-993-9400 or visit Contact Progent.