The SmallBizWindows Exciting Future Products 2016: Windows Server 2016 Windows 10 ‘Redstone’, & HPE Composable
These three items stand out as the most exciting products or tech we are looking forward to: HPE’s ‘Composable Architecture’, Microsoft Windows 10 Anniversary Update, and Windows Server 2016.
The idea of composable architecture is the ability to install a rack, or the current max of a 5-pack of racks, of composable hyperconverged assets.
‘Composable’ is HPE’s term for highly customizable products, that can be dynamically reconfigured ad hoc, letting administrative composers(?) create required hardware combos that they can stand up almost instantaneously.
If HPE can get this done correctly, quickly, and cost-efficiently, they will totally redefine the datacenter. Leastways, for when high speed reconfigurations are concerned.
Microsoft Windows 10 Anniversary Update
Based on what I am see in in the Redstone Insider Fast builds, what I am reading in the knowledgeable industry rags, glossies, and websites, and most especially, based on what Deep PacNorWester – my codename for the conglomeration of Microserfs that make up my valued ‘inside people’ – are telling me, this update to Windows 10 will be very impressive.
Microsoft is slowly, surely, righting all the wrongs.
Importantly, Microsoft Edge is starting to feel like a worthy improvement to not just Internet Explorer, but to all of the other browsers out there.
Sadly, no word on whether Windows 10 Storage Spaces will offer deduplication capabilities.
Oh, and containers!
They have never failed me, neither have they dropped the ball on delivering a smooth and very reliable product.
Well, they are continuing on that tract with Windows Server 2016.
Formerly codenamed Windows Server.Next – yes, even Mighty Microsoft can have brain farts, especially when it comes to product nomenclature! – Server 2016, as is the Microsoft norm, will be filled with enough goodness to make any sysadmin think they have died and gone directly to Willy Wonka’s Chocolate Factory!
- Windows Server Nano? Check.
- Windows Server Containers? Check.
- Windows Subsystem for Linux? Check. <- I don’t give a shift about this, but hell.
- Beefed up Storage Pools? Check.
- More, more more.
For which you can see why.
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