Microsoft Windows Server 2022 expands on the technology behind Microsoft Windows Server 2019 and associated tools and services to provide improvements in key areas such as layered security, integrated support in Microsoft Azure for major Windows applications, consistent administration for hybrid and multi-cloud environments, plus greater availability for Azure-hosted virtual machines.
Important innovations in Windows Server 2022 and related technology include:
- Support for Secured-core server hardware guards against sophisticated cyber threats
- Default (TLS) 1.3 and HTTPS provides enhanced security for communication channels
- AES-256-GCM and AES-256-CCM cryptographic suites provide military-grade SMB encryption
- DNS-over-HTTPS (DoH) permits DNS queries between Windows Server 2022's DNS client and the DNS server to go along an encrypted HTTPS connection rather than in simple text. This protects the DNS query from exposure to untrusted parties.
- The introduction of Microsoft's Azure Arc allows you to manage physical as well as virtual Windows Server 2022 and Linux servers running outside Azure (including at your datacenter and on different public clouds) the same way you manage Azure-based VMs, giving you a consistent management toolset throughout your hybrid infrastructure
- Hotpatching support improves availability by permitting you to implement scheduled software updates on new Windows Server Azure Edition virtual machines without the need to restart after installing the patch
- Shrinking the Windows Container image by as much as 40% results in quicker startup and better overall performance
- Updated Windows Admin Center streamlines the process of containerizing .NET applications
- The Storage bus cache feature for standalone servers (as opposed to servers in a Failover Cluster) can, as with Storage Spaces Direct, cache inexpensive media with faster solid-state disks to improve read/write throughput affordably. For a discussion of Storage Spaces Direct, refer to Windows Server 2016 Storage Spaces Direct integration experts.
Progent's Microsoft-certified Windows Server experts can assist your business to integrate Windows Server 2022 with current releases of Microsoft's key application platforms by delivering services including Exchange Server integration, SQL Server 2019 expertise, SharePoint 2019 solution design, and Microsoft 365 configuration. Progent's solution design, troubleshooting, and education support for Microsoft Windows Server 2022 are available online and Progent also can deliver onsite help for Microsoft technologies in larger metropolitan locations throughout the United States and Canada.
Managing a Hybrid Cloud Environment that Includes Microsoft Windows Server 2022
You can integrate Windows Server 2022 into a seamless hybrid solution by using Azure Arc services. Azure Arc provides unified management of policy, cybersecurity, setup, and monitoring for both Windows and Linux physical or virtual servers across your hybrid infrastructure. This can include servers located in your datacenter, hosted on Azure, on multiple popular clouds like AWS EC2 instances 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 handles every 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 Windows and Linux servers based inside and outside of Azure
Designing, implementing, managing, and maintaining cost-effective hybrid solutions that include Windows Server 2022 all require in-depth knowledge and hands-on experience that is beyond the skill set of most IT groups in small and midsize companies. Progent's group of subject-matter experts (SMEs) can provide on-demand guidance for any facet of hybrid network planning and configuration. Progent's Microsoft-certified and Cisco-certified engineers, project managers, and network security specialists can help you to evaluate the potential advantages of Windows Server 2022 for your organization and create a hybrid network that includes Windows Server 2022 and that provides maximum strategic value.
Microsoft Windows Server 2022 Migration Services from Progent
If you require guidance moving to Microsoft Windows Server 2022 from a prior version of Windows Server, Progent can provide the skills to make your transition efficient, within budget, and on schedule. Progent can help you to:
Editions and Installation Alternatives Available for Windows Server 2022
- Document all applications and server roles running on your existing Windows Servers
- Move your VMs from earlier versions of Windows Server to Windows Server 2022
- Review compliance and harden security across hybrid workloads
- Design a server management strategy based on the most appropriate platforms for your network model
Microsoft Windows Server 2022 is available in Standard, Datacenter, and Datacenter: Azure Edition versions. The Datacenter editions support Software-defined Networking, Host Guardian Hyper-V Support, and Storage Spaces Direct. Both Datacenter editions 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 includes Hotpatching. Most of these features are discussed in Windows Server 2016 consulting services.
The two install modes for Microsoft Windows Server 2022 are Server Core and Server with Desktop Experience. Server Core works with conventional applications and role-based workloads but does not have a local desktop interface. This "headless" version has the benefit of a small size and a 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. Microsoft's Server with Desktop Experience install mode is a comprehensive installation and features a complete GUI that permits direct management. Progent's consultants can assist you to choose the editions and install modes most appropriate for your situation, become familiar with Microsoft's licensing rules, and select a resilient on-prem, cloud-based, or hybrid network architecture for Windows Server 2022.
How Progent Can Help You to Integrate Windows Server 2022
Progent's Microsoft-certified experts can help your business to plan and implement a cost-effective migration to Windows Server 2022 that maintains your current network model or moves to a new on-premises, cloud-based, or hybrid deployment. Progent can show you how to use Microsoft's Storage Migration Service to reduce time and expense during the process of migrating from outdated Windows Server versions, and Progent can help you to take advantage of the modern features of Microsoft Windows Server 2022. Progent's Exchange Server 2019 configuration experts can advise you on optimizing the configuration of Exchange Server 2022 Mailbox and Edge Transport server roles and management tools. Progent's SQL Server 2019 specialists can assist you to integrate Microsoft's flagship database engine with Windows Server 2022 to handle your mission-critical workloads in cutting edge network environment. In addition, Progent's VMware integration consultants can help you onboard your on-premises VMware virtual machines to Azure Arc for hybrid and multi-cloud management by means of the Azure Migrate: Discovery and Assessment tool.
Progent's certified network security consultants can help your organization to create a modern, uniform security posture across on-premises, cloud-based, and mobile resources. Progent can assist your business to implement active remote monitoring and management by installing advanced cybersecurity technologies and services from Microsoft and other vendors. Progent's cybersecurity evaluation consultants can assess your network's compliance with government and industry IT security requirements.
Progent's team of Cisco CCIE-certified network infrastructure consultants is among the largest of any independent IT services organizations in the U.S. Progent's consultants can assist 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 continuity consultants can assist your business to design and validate a comprehensive plan for restoring network services rapidly after a catastrophe.
To streamline the administration of your Windows Server 2022 deployment, Progent offers a selection 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 offers the ProSight family of remote monitoring and management (RMM) services that provide small and midsize businesses an affordable and effective alternative to using full-time IT personnel with managing servers and network infrastructure.
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