Microsoft Windows Server 2022 expands on the technology behind Windows Server 2019 and associated tools and services to offer enhancements in crucial areas that include in-depth security, integrated support in Microsoft Azure for popular Windows workloads, consistent management for hybrid and multi-cloud environments, plus higher availability for Azure-hosted VMs.
Important improvements in Windows Server 2022 and associated technology include:
- Support for Secured-core server hardware protects against new-generation cyber threats
- Default enabling of Transport Layer Security 1.3 and HTTPS hardens security for communication channels
- AES-256-GCM and AES-256-CCM secure cipher suites provide military-grade Server Message Block encryption
- DNS-over-HTTPS permits DNS queries between Windows Server 2022's DNS client and the DNS server to go along an encrypted HTTPS interface instead of in simple text. This guards the DNS query from eavesdropping by untrusted third parties.
- The release of Azure Arc allows you to manage physical as well as virtual Windows Server 2022 and Linux servers running outside Azure (including on-prem and on different cloud providers) the same way you manage Azure-hosted virtual machines, providing a unified management toolset throughout your hybrid infrastructure
- Hotpatching improves uptime by allowing you to install scheduled 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 time and better overall performance
- Updated Windows Admin Center streamlines the process of containerizing .NET apps
- The new Storage bus cache for standalone servers (as opposed to servers in a Failover Cluster) can, as with Storage Spaces Direct, cache inexpensive media with fast solid-state disks (SSDs) to speed up storage throughput affordably. For a description of Storage Spaces Direct, refer to Microsoft Windows Server 2016 Storage Spaces Direct integration experts.
Progent's certified Windows Server consultants can help your organization to integrate Windows Server 2022 with current versions of Microsoft's key applications by delivering support including Exchange Server consulting, SQL Server 2019 integration, SharePoint 2019 development, and Microsoft 365 expertise. Progent's consulting, debugging, and training services for Windows Server 2022 are provided remotely and Progent also can deliver on-premises expertise for Microsoft Windows products in major metropolitan locations throughout the U.S.
Managing a Hybrid Cloud Network Model that Includes Windows Server 2022
You can incorporate Windows Server 2022 into a seamless hybrid solution by deploying Azure Arc. Azure Arc provides unified management of governance, security, setup, and monitoring for both Windows and Linux physical or virtual servers across your hybrid infrastructure. This can include servers running on premises, on Microsoft Azure, on multiple public clouds like AWS EC2 instances and Google Cloud, or in various edge deployments. By running the Azure Connected Machine agent on every server, you can create a consistent management experience that treats every system in a hybrid network as an Azure asset that can benefit from standard Azure constructs like Azure Policy and tag assignment.
Azure Arc centralizes management of Windows and Linux servers based inside and outside of Microsoft Azure
Designing, deploying, administering, and troubleshooting cost-effective hybrid networks that incorporate Windows Server 2022 all demand in-depth knowledge and real-world experience that is beyond the scope of typical IT groups in small and midsize organizations. Progent's roster of subject-matter experts can provide on-demand guidance for any aspect of hybrid network design and support. Progent's Microsoft-certified and Cisco-certified engineers, project managers, and cybersecurity experts can assist your business to assess the possible advantages of Microsoft Windows Server 2022 for your company and build and manage a hybrid network that includes Windows Server 2022 and that delivers optimum business value.
Windows Server 2022 Upgrade Expertise from Progent
If you need technical assistannce migrating to Windows Server 2022 from an earlier release of Windows Server, Progent can provide the knowledge to make your migration smooth, economical, and on schedule. Progent can assist your company to:
Editions and Installation Options Available for Microsoft Windows Server 2022
- Inventory the applications and server roles on your current Windows Servers
- Move your VMs from earlier versions of Windows Server to Microsoft Windows Server 2022
- Review compliance and harden security across hybrid workloads
- Design a server management strategy based on the most effective technologies for your network model
Windows Server 2022 is available 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 editions also support unlimited virtual machines and Hyper-V isolated Containers (vs. a maximum of two each for the 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 modes available for Microsoft Windows Server 2022 are Server Core and Server with Desktop Experience. Server Core supports conventional applications and role-driven workloads but does not have a traditional desktop management interface. This "headless" version has the benefit of a small size and a correspondingly small attack surface, but it must be managed remotely via the command line, PowerShell, or a GUI tool such as Windows Admin Center. Microsoft's Server with Desktop Experience install mode is a full installation and features a complete graphical interface that permits direct administration. Progent's experts can assist you to choose the editions and installation options best suited for your situation, become familiar with Microsoft's licensing rules, and select a resilient on-premises, cloud-hosted, or hybrid deployment model for Microsoft Windows Server 2022.
How Progent Can Help You with Windows Server 2022
Progent's Microsoft-certified consultants can assist you to plan and carry out a cost-effective upgrade to Windows Server 2022 that maintains your existing network model or moves to a new on-prem, cloud-based, or hybrid deployment. Progent can show you how to use Microsoft's Storage Migration Service to save time and expense during the task of upgrading from outdated Windows Server versions, and Progent can help you to benefit from the advanced features of Windows Server 2022. Progent's Exchange Server 2019 integration consultants 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 flagship database engine with Windows Server 2022 to run your business-critical applications in an advanced network ecosystem. In addition, Progent's VMware deployment experts can help you onboard your on-prem 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 your organization to build a modern, uniform security posture across on-prem, cloud-hosted, and mobile assets. Progent can help you to implement active remote monitoring and management by installing advanced data security technologies from Microsoft and other vendors. Progent's data security evaluation experts can validate your compliance with regulatory and industry IT security standards.
Progent's team of Cisco CCIE-certified network infrastructure experts is one of the largest of any independent IT services firm in the U.S. Progent can help you to create and manage a reliable hybrid network environment that deploys the high-availability and disaster recovery mechanisms integrated into Windows Server 2022. Progent's disaster recovery preparedness consultants and business recovery experts can assist your business to document and validate a comprehensive plan for recovering IT services rapidly after a foreseeable catastrophe.
To simplify the administration of your Microsoft Windows Server 2022 deployment, Progent offers a variety of services such as Azure Arc expertise, 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 services that provide SMBs an economical and efficient alternative to using full-time IT staff with managing servers and network infrastructure.
Progent's Remote Consulting and Troubleshooting Services
Progent has more than two decades of experience providing online IT consulting and technical assistance and has provided remote expertise to businesses in every state in the United States. (Refer to Progent's Customer Testimonials.) Progent also offers on-site consulting and technical support services in major metropolitan areas across the U.S and in Canada. Progent offers on-demand expertise to help you solve stubborn technical issues as you encounter them or Progent can deliver comprehensive project management outsourcing and co-sourcing services for long-term network initiatives.
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Contact Progent for Help with Microsoft Windows Server 2022
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