Windows Server 2022 expands on the design of Microsoft Windows Server 2019 and related tools and services to provide enhancements in important areas such as layered cybersecurity, native compatibility in Azure for popular Windows workloads, consistent management for hybrid and multi-cloud environments, plus increased uptime for Azure-hosted VMs.
Notable improvements in Windows Server 2022 and associated technology include:
- Secured-core server hardware protects against sophisticated cyber attacks
- Default support for Transport Layer Security (TLS) 1.3 and HTTPS provides enhanced security for communication channels
- Support for AES-256-GCM and AES-256-CCM cryptographic suites provide military-grade Server Message Block encryption
- DNS-over-HTTPS allows DNS queries between Windows Server's DNS client and the DNS server to travel across an encrypted HTTPS connection instead of in plain text. This guards the DNS query from eavesdropping by unauthorized parties.
- The introduction of Microsoft's Azure Arc enables you to administer physical and virtual Windows Server 2022 and Linux servers running outside Azure (such as on-prem and on different public clouds) the same way you manage Azure-based VMs, providing a consistent management toolset across your hybrid network
- Hotpatching improves uptime by allowing you to implement planned updates on new Windows Server Azure Edition virtual machines without the need to reboot after installing the patch
- Reducing the Windows Container image size by as much as 40% allows faster startup and better overall performance
- Revamped Windows Admin Center simplifies the process of containerizing .NET applications
- The new Storage bus cache feature for standalone servers (not servers in a Failover Cluster) can, as with Storage Spaces Direct, cache slower and less-expensive spinning disks with faster solid-state disks to speed up read/write performance affordably. For a discussion of Storage Spaces Direct, see Windows Server 2016 Storage Spaces Direct experts.
Progent's certified Windows Server consultants can assist your business to deploy Windows Server 2022 with current releases of Microsoft's core application platforms by providing support such as Exchange Server integration, SQL Server 2019 integration, SharePoint 2019 development, and Microsoft 365 configuration. Progent's solution design, troubleshooting, and training support for Microsoft Windows Server 2022 are available online and Progent also offers onsite expertise for Microsoft technologies in major metropolitan areas across the U.S.
Managing a Hybrid Network Model that Incorporates Microsoft Windows Server 2022
You can integrate Windows Server 2022 into a cohesive hybrid solution by deploying Azure Arc. Azure Arc offers unified management of policy, security, configuration, and monitoring for both Windows and Linux physical or virtual servers across your hybrid infrastructure. This includes servers located on premises, hosted on Microsoft Azure, on multiple popular clouds such as AWS EC2 instances and Google Cloud, or in various edge deployments. By installing the Azure Connected Machine agent on every server, you can build a unified management environment that handles each system in a hybrid environment as an Azure asset that can benefit from standard Azure constructs such as Azure Policy and the application of tags.
Azure Arc centralizes management of Windows and Linux servers hosted inside and outside of Azure
Planning, implementing, administering, and troubleshooting cost-effective hybrid networks that incorporate Microsoft Windows Server 2022 all require broad knowledge and hands-on experience that is beyond the scope of typical network support teams in small and midsize organizations. Progent's group of subject-matter experts can deliver as-needed expertise for any aspect of hybrid network planning and support. Progent's Microsoft-certified and Cisco-certified engineers, project managers, and network security specialists can help your business to evaluate the possible advantages of Windows Server 2022 for your organization and build and manage a hybrid IT environment that incorporates Microsoft Windows Server 2022 and that provides maximum return on investment.
Windows Server 2022 Upgrade Expertise from Progent
If you need guidance moving to Microsoft Windows Server 2022 from an earlier release of Windows Server, Progent can provide the knowledge to make your transition smooth, within budget, and on schedule. Progent can help your business to:
Editions and Installation Options Available for Microsoft Windows Server 2022
- Compile an inventory all workloads and server roles on your existing Windows Servers
- Move your VMs from older versions of Windows Server to Windows Server 2022
- Review compliance and harden security across hybrid workloads
- Plan a server management solution built around the most appropriate platforms for your network model
Windows Server 2022 is available in Standard, Datacenter, and Datacenter: Azure Edition versions. Both Datacenter versions support Software-defined Networking (SDN), Host Guardian Hyper-V Support, and Storage Spaces Direct. Both Datacenter editions also support unlimited VMs and Hyper-V isolated Containers (vs. two each for the Standard Edition). Only Windows Server 2022 Datacenter: Azure Edition supports Hotpatching. Most of these features are described in Windows Server 2016 consulting expertise.
Two installation modes available for Microsoft Windows Server 2022 are Server Core and Server with Desktop Experience. Server Core works with conventional applications and role-driven workloads but does not have a local desktop interface. This "headless" alternative offers the advantage of a small size with a small attack area, but it must be managed externally through the command line interface, PowerShell, or a GUI utility like Windows Admin Center. Microsoft's Server with Desktop Experience install mode is a full version and includes a rich GUI that allows direct management. Progent's experts can assist you to choose the editions and installation options most appropriate for your situation, become familiar with Microsoft's licensing requirements, and select an efficient on-premises, cloud-based, or hybrid deployment model for Windows Server 2022.
How Progent Can Assist You to Integrate Windows Server 2022
Progent's Microsoft-certified experts can assist your business to plan and implement an efficient upgrade to Microsoft Windows Server 2022 that preserves your existing network model or moves to a new on-prem, cloud-based, or hybrid environment. Progent can provide guidance on how to utilize Microsoft's Storage Migration Service to reduce time and cost during the task of migrating from outdated Windows Server versions, and Progent can help you to take advantage of the modern feature set 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 server roles and administration utilities. Progent's SQL Server 2019 consultants can assist you to integrate Microsoft's core database engine with Windows Server 2022 to run your mission-critical applications in an advanced network ecosystem. In addition, Progent's VMware solution design consultants can help you onboard your on-prem VMware VMs to Microsoft Azure Arc for hybrid and multi-cloud management by means of the Azure Migrate: Discovery and Assessment tool.
Progent's certified cybersecurity consultants can help you to create a modern, consistent security profile throughout on-prem, cloud-hosted, and mobile resources. Progent can help you to implement active remote monitoring and management by deploying advanced data security technologies from Microsoft and other providers. Progent's cybersecurity audit experts can validate your compliance with regulatory and industry IT security requirements.
Progent's team of Cisco CCIE-certified network infrastructure consultants is one of the largest of any independent IT services organizations in the United States. Progent can help you to create and maintain a robust hybrid network infrastructure that deploys the high-availability (HA and disaster recovery mechanisms integrated into Windows Server 2022. Progent's disaster recovery preparedness experts and business continuity experts can assist your company to document and validate a detailed strategy for restoring network services rapidly after a foreseeable catastrophe.
To simplify the management of your Microsoft Windows Server 2022 network, Progent offers a variety of services including Azure Arc consulting, Windows Admin Center support, PowerShell scripting, System Center Virtual Machine Manager SCVMM hybrid cloud management consulting, and System Center Operations Manager configuration. Progent also supports the ProSight family of remote monitoring and management (RMM) services that provide SMBs an economical and effective alternative to using in-house IT staff with managing servers and network infrastructure.
Progent's Online Consulting and Technical Support Expertise
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If you require immediate online help from a Microsoft-certified consultant, see Progent's Online Support Services.
Contact Progent for Help with Microsoft Windows Server 2022
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