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Windows Server 2019 Standard & Datacenter: the differences

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Windows Server 2019 is a popular Microsoft license and indispensable in many organizations. Microsoft has several variants of this server on the market, including Windows Server Standard and Windows Server Datacenter. Curious about the differences and which variant suits your organization? We explain it in this blog.

Windows Server 2019 Standard

Let's start with small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). For SMBs with growing IT needs that require advanced features, remote office support, and a flexible way to virtualize their environment, Windows Server 2019 Standard may be an ideal solution. Windows Server 2019 Standard provides entitlements for up to two virtual machines (VMs) or two Hyper-V containers.

Windows Server 2019 Standard uses Client Access Licenses (CALs) and allows unrestricted user and device access with appropriate CALs (each user/device must have a CAL to access the server software).

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Windows Server 2019 differences

Windows server 2019 standard vs datacenter

Windows Server 2019 Datacenter

Windows Server 2019 Datacenter is a good option for customers who need more demanding IT workloads, advanced storage, virtualization and application deployment. Windows Server 2019 Datacenter is the most complete version of Windows Server 2019 and offers many unique product features not available with Windows Server 2019 Standard, such as Shielded Virtual Machines, Software Defined Networks, and Direct Storage Spaces. In addition, Windows Server 2019 Datacenter offers unlimited VMs or Hyper-V containers. Thus, customers with high virtualization needs can greatly benefit from Windows Server 2019 Datacenter.

Read all about Windows Admin Center here.

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Read all about Remote Server Administration Tools here.

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