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Two Things I&O Leaders Must Know About Nano Server for Windows Server 2016

Published: 11 January 2017

ID: G00315424

Analyst(s): Mike Cisek


Nano Server is a new deployment option for Windows Server 2016. I&O leaders preparing for the eventuality of Windows Server upgrades need to understand what Nano Server does and how best to phase it into their data center environments.

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  • Impacts


Impacts and Recommendations

  • For I&O leaders, the Nano Server for Windows Server 2016 represents the smallest (400mb), fastest and most resource-efficient Windows Server Operating system to date, necessitating immediate tactical adjustments
  • Nano Server's headless deployment and full remote management model will disrupt I&O leaders' longstanding server management methodologies

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