Windows Server 2016 is the cloud-ready operating system that supports current workloads while introducing new technologies that make it easy to transition to cloud computing when your customers are ready. It delivers powerful new layers of security along with Microsoft Azure-inspired innovation for the applications and infrastructure that power your customers’ business.
The cloud puts new demands on your customers to innovate faster in order to compete effectively. You make decisions every day about how to balance traditional IT responsibilities with cloud innovation. At the same time, your customer organisation faces increased security threats from outside and within. For these reasons and more, organisations adopt cloud computing at different rates.
Windows Server and Azure—better together
Only Microsoft delivers the technology solutions you need across both on-premises and cloud environments.

Spend less time running infrastructure
Bring your Windows Server workloads and skills to Azure and gain cloud agility and efficiency.

Add hybrid capabilities
Integrate on-premises Windows Server workloads with Azure services such as backup and archive, disaster recovery, and more.

Use existing licenses to save on Azure
The Azure Hybrid Benefit for Windows Server makes Azure the most cost-effective cloud for Windows Server workloads.