Microsoft Windows Server 2022 expands on the design of Windows Server 2019 and associated tools and services to provide improvements in crucial areas such as multi-layer cybersecurity, native support in Microsoft Azure for major Windows applications, unified management for hybrid and multi-cloud environments, plus greater availability for Microsoft Azure-hosted virtual machines.
Important enhancements in Windows Server 2022 and related tools and services include:
- Secured-core server hardware protects against advanced security threats
- Default enabling of (TLS) 1.3 and HTTPS provides enhanced security for communication connections
- AES-256-GCM and AES-256-CCM mode cryptographic suites deliver military-grade Server Message Block (SMB) encryption
- DNS-over-HTTPS allows DNS data between Windows Server's DNS client and the DNS server to travel along an encrypted HTTPS connection rather than in simple text. This protects the DNS query from exposure to unauthorized third 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 on-prem and on multiple cloud providers) the same way you manage Azure-hosted VMs, giving you a consistent management experience throughout your hybrid infrastructure
- Hotpatching support increases availability by permitting network managers to implement planned updates on new Windows Server Azure Edition virtual machines without the requirement to reboot after installing the patch
- Reducing the Windows Container image by up to 40% results in quicker startup and higher performance
- Revamped Windows Admin Center simplifies the process of containerizing .NET applications
- 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 SSDs to speed up read/write performance affordably. For a description of Storage Spaces Direct, refer to Windows Server 2016 Storage Spaces Direct experts.
Progent's certified Windows Server experts can help your organization to deploy Windows Server 2022 with current versions of Microsoft's core applications by delivering support such as Exchange Server integration, SQL Server 2019 expertise, SharePoint 2019 development, and Microsoft 365 expertise. Progent's solution design, debugging, and training services for Windows Server 2022 are provided remotely and Progent also can deliver onsite consulting for Microsoft Windows technologies in larger metropolitan locations throughout the U.S.
Managing a Hybrid Cloud Network Model that Incorporates Windows Server 2022
You can incorporate Microsoft Windows Server 2022 into a cohesive hybrid ecosystem by using Azure Arc. Azure Arc offers centralized management of policy, security, configuration, and monitoring for both Windows and Linux physical servers or VMs throughout your hybrid network. This can include servers located in your datacenter, 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 server, you can build a unified management experience that treats every system in a hybrid network as an Azure asset that can take advantage of basic Azure constructs like Azure Policy and the application of tags.
Azure Arc centralizes management of Windows and Linux servers based within and outside of Azure
Designing, implementing, administering, and troubleshooting cost-effective hybrid networks that include Windows Server 2022 all demand broad knowledge and hands-on experience that is outside the skill set of typical network support groups in small and midsize companies. Progent's group of subject-matter experts can provide on-demand guidance for any aspect of hybrid network design and configuration. Progent's Microsoft-certified and Cisco-certified consultants, project managers, and cybersecurity specialists can help your business to evaluate the potential advantages of Windows Server 2022 for your organization and create a hybrid network that includes Windows Server 2022 and that delivers maximum strategic value.
Windows Server 2022 Upgrade Expertise from Progent
If you require technical assistannce migrating to Windows Server 2022 from a prior version of Windows Server, Progent offers the skills to make your transition smooth, economical, and on schedule. Progent can assist you to:
Editions and Installation Options Available for Windows Server 2022
- Compile an inventory the applications and server roles on your current Windows Servers
- Migrate your virtual machine from older versions 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 appropriate technologies for your requirements
Windows Server 2022 comes in Standard, Datacenter, and Datacenter: Azure Edition versions. Both Datacenter versions include Software-defined Networking, Host Guardian Hyper-V Support, and Storage Spaces Direct. Both Datacenter versions also allow unlimited virtual machines and Hyper-V isolated Containers (vs. two each for Microsoft's Standard Edition). Only Windows Server 2022 Datacenter: Azure Edition includes Hotpatching. Most of these technologies are discussed in Windows Server 2016 integration services.
The two installation options available for Windows Server 2022 are Server Core and Server with Desktop Experience. Server Core works with standard apps and role-driven workloads but lacks a traditional desktop interface. This "headless" version offers the benefit of a small size and a correspondingly small attack area, but it must be managed externally via the command line, PowerShell, or a GUI tool like Windows Admin Center. Microsoft's Server with Desktop Experience install mode is a full installation and features a rich GUI that allows local management. Progent's consultants can help you to select the editions and install modes best fitted for your environment, become familiar with Microsoft's licensing requirements, and select a resilient on-prem, cloud-hosted, or hybrid deployment model for Microsoft Windows Server 2022.
How Progent Can Assist You to Integrate Windows Server 2022
Progent's Microsoft-certified experts can help you to plan and carry out an efficient upgrade to Microsoft Windows Server 2022 that preserves your current network architecture or adopts a new on-premises, 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 upgrading from outdated Windows Server releases, and Progent can assist you to benefit from the advanced feature set of Microsoft Windows Server 2022. Progent's Exchange Server 2019 configuration consultants can guide you on optimizing the setup of Exchange Server 2022 Mailbox and Edge Transport server roles and management tools. Progent's SQL Server 2019 experts can assist you to integrate Microsoft's core database platform with Windows Server 2022 to run your business-critical workloads in a modern network ecosystem. Also, Progent's VMware integration consultants can help you onboard your on-premises VMware virtual machines to Azure Arc for hybrid and multi-cloud management using the Azure Migrate: Discovery and Assessment tool.
Progent's certified cybersecurity consultants can help your organization to create an advanced, consistent security posture across on-prem, cloud-hosted, and mobile resources. Progent can help your business to implement proactive remote monitoring and management (RMM) by installing cutting-edge cybersecurity technologies and services from Microsoft and other providers. Progent's data security audit consultants can assess your network's compliance with regulatory and industry IT security requirements.
Progent's roster of Cisco CCIE-certified network consultants is one of the largest of any independent IT support firm in the U.S. Progent can assist you to create and manage a reliable hybrid network infrastructure that utilizes the non-stop and disaster recovery mechanisms built into Microsoft Windows Server 2022. Progent's disaster recovery planning experts and business continuity consultants can assist your business to design and test a comprehensive plan for recovering IT services quickly after a catastrophe.
To simplify the management of your Microsoft Windows Server 2022 deployment, Progent offers a variety of services including Azure Arc consulting, Windows Admin Center consulting, PowerShell scripting, System Center Virtual Machine Manager hybrid cloud management expertise, and System Center Operations Manager integration. Progent also supports the ProSight suite of remote monitoring and management (RMM) services that offer SMBs an affordable and efficient alternative to using in-house IT staff with managing servers and network infrastructure.
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