Microsoft Windows Server 2022 builds on the design of Windows Server 2019 and associated products to provide improvements in key areas such as multi-layer security, native compatibility in Azure for major Windows Server workloads, unified administration for hybrid and multi-cloud environments, plus higher availability for Microsoft Azure-hosted virtual machines.
Important enhancements in Microsoft Windows Server 2022 and associated products include:
- Support for Secured-core server hardware guards against sophisticated cyber threats
- Default enabling of Transport Layer Security (TLS) 1.3 and HTTPS hardens security for communication connections
- Support for AES-256-GCM and AES-256-CCM mode cryptographic suites deliver military-grade SMB encryption
- DNS-over-HTTPS permits DNS data between Windows Server 2022's DNS client and the DNS server to travel across an encrypted HTTPS interface instead of in plain text. This protects the DNS query from exposure to unauthorized parties.
- The introduction of Microsoft's Azure Arc allows you to manage physical and virtual Windows Server 2022 and Linux servers running outside Azure (such as at your datacenter and on different cloud providers) the same way you administer Azure-hosted VMs, giving you a unified management toolset throughout your hybrid infrastructure
- Hotpatching support improves availability by allowing you to implement planned software updates on current Windows Server Azure Edition virtual machines without the need to restart after applying the patch
- Shrinking the Windows Container image size by up to 40% allows faster startup and higher overall performance
- Updated Windows Admin Center streamlines the process of containerizing .NET applications
- The Storage bus cache for standalone servers (as opposed to members of a Failover Cluster) can, as with Storage Spaces Direct, cache slower and less-expensive spinning disks with faster solid-state disks (SSDs) to improve read/write throughput affordably. For a discussion of Storage Spaces Direct, see Microsoft Windows Server 2016 Storage Spaces Direct experts.
Progent's Microsoft-certified Windows Server experts can help your business to integrate Windows Server 2022 with current releases of Microsoft's key application platforms by providing services including Exchange Server consulting, SQL Server 2019 expertise, SharePoint 2019 solution design, and Microsoft 365 configuration. Progent's solution design, debugging, and training support for Microsoft Windows Server 2022 are available online and Progent also can deliver on-premises expertise for Microsoft products in larger metropolitan areas throughout the U.S.
Managing a Hybrid Cloud Environment that Incorporates 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 governance, security, setup, and monitoring for Windows and Linux physical servers or VMs throughout your hybrid network. This can include servers running on-prem, hosted on Azure, on different popular clouds such as AWS EC2 instances and Google Cloud, or in various edge scenarios. By installing the Azure Connected Machine agent on every registered server, you can build a unified management environment that handles each machine in a hybrid environment as an Azure resource that can benefit from standard Azure constructs such as Azure Policy and tag assignment.
Azure Arc centralizes management of Microsoft Windows and Linux servers hosted within and outside of Microsoft Azure
Planning, deploying, managing, and troubleshooting efficient hybrid solutions that incorporate Microsoft Windows Server 2022 all require broad knowledge and real-world experience that is beyond the scope of most network support groups in small and midsize companies. Progent's roster of subject-matter experts can provide as-needed guidance for any facet of hybrid network planning and configuration. Progent's Microsoft-certified and Cisco-certified engineers, project managers, and cybersecurity experts can help you to assess the potential advantages of Microsoft Windows Server 2022 for your company and create a hybrid network that includes Microsoft Windows Server 2022 and that provides optimum strategic value.
Windows Server 2022 Upgrade Expertise from Progent
If you need technical assistannce migrating to Microsoft Windows Server 2022 from a prior release of Windows Server, Progent can provide the skills to make your migration smooth, within budget, and on schedule. Progent can help your organization to:
Editions and Installation Options Available for Windows Server 2022
- Document the apps and server roles on your existing Windows Servers
- Migrate your VMs from older releases of Windows Server to Microsoft Windows Server 2022
- Review compliance and harden security across hybrid workloads
- Plan a server management strategy based on the most effective technologies for your situation
Windows Server 2022 comes in Standard, Datacenter, and Datacenter: Azure Edition releases. The Datacenter editions support Software-defined Networking, Host Guardian Hyper-V Support, and Storage Spaces Direct. Both Datacenter versions also support unlimited virtual machines and Hyper-V isolated Containers (vs. two each for Microsoft's Standard Edition). Only Windows Server 2022 Datacenter: Azure Edition has Hotpatching. Most of these technologies are described in Windows Server 2016 consulting expertise.
The two install modes for Windows Server 2022 are Server Core and Server with Desktop Experience. Server Core supports standard applications and role-based workloads but lacks a traditional desktop interface. This so-called "headless" alternative has the benefit of a small size with a correspondingly small attack surface, but it needs to be managed remotely through the command line interface, PowerShell, or a GUI tool such as Windows Admin Center. The Server with Desktop Experience install mode is a comprehensive installation and includes a rich GUI that allows direct management. Progent's experts can help you to select the editions and install modes best fitted for your environment, become familiar with Microsoft's licensing rules, and select an efficient on-prem, cloud-hosted, or hybrid deployment model for Microsoft Windows Server 2022.
How Progent Can Help You to Integrate Microsoft Windows Server 2022
Progent's Microsoft-certified experts can assist you to design and carry out an efficient and effective migration to Microsoft Windows Server 2022 that maintains your existing network model or adopts a new on-premises, cloud-hosted, or hybrid deployment. Progent can show you how to utilize Microsoft's Storage Migration Service to save time and cost during the process of migrating from outdated Windows Server releases, and Progent can help you to benefit from the advanced features of Windows Server 2022. Progent's Exchange Server 2019 integration experts can advise you on following leading practices for the configuration of Exchange Server 2022 Mailbox and Edge Transport roles and administration tools. Progent's SQL Server 2019 experts can help you to integrate Microsoft's core database engine with Windows Server 2022 to run your business-critical applications in a modern network environment. In addition, Progent's VMware solution design consultants can help you onboard your on-prem VMware VMs to Microsoft Azure Arc for hybrid cloud and multi-cloud management by means of the Azure Migrate: Discovery and Assessment utility.
Progent's certified cybersecurity experts can help you to create a modern, uniform data security posture across on-premises, cloud-hosted, and mobile resources. Progent can help organization to put into place active remote monitoring and management by deploying cutting-edge cybersecurity technologies and services from Microsoft and other providers. Progent's data security evaluation consultants can validate your network's compliance with regulatory and industry IT security standards.
Progent's team of Cisco CCIE-certified network experts is among the largest of any independent IT services firm in the United States. Progent can assist you to create and maintain a reliable hybrid network environment that deploys the high-availability and disaster recovery technologies integrated into Microsoft Windows Server 2022. Progent's disaster recovery preparedness experts and business continuity experts can help your company to design and validate a comprehensive plan for recovering IT services quickly after a catastrophe.
To simplify the management of your Microsoft Windows Server 2022 network, Progent can provide a variety of services such as Azure Arc consulting, Windows Admin Center support, PowerShell scripting, System Center Virtual Machine Manager hybrid cloud management consulting, and System Center Operations Manager configuration. Progent also supports the ProSight suite of remote monitoring and management (RMM) services that offer SMBs an affordable and efficient alternative to burdening full-time IT staff with managing servers and network infrastructure.
Progent's Remote Consulting and Troubleshooting Expertise
Progent has over two decades of experience delivering online IT consulting and technical assistance and has provided online IT help to organizations in every state in the U.S. (See Progent's Customer Testimonials.) Progent also offers on-premises consulting and troubleshooting services in areas across the U.S as well as in Canada. Progent offers on-demand IT support to help you resolve stubborn technical issues as they occur or Progent can deliver end-to-end project management outsourcing services for major IT initiatives.
If you require immediate remote access to a Microsoft-certified IT expert, see Progent's Remote Consulting Services.
Contact Progent for Help with Microsoft Windows Server 2022
To find out more about Progent's consulting and technical support services for Windows Server 2022, call 1-800-993-9400 or see Contact Progent.