What if you could safeguard your business with enhanced security? Improve the efficiency and productivity of your organization? The Hewlett Packard Enterprise and Microsoft® partnership combines technologies to help your business reach its full potential and operate with increased agility, extra layers of security, higher resiliency and performance for your Windows® based servers. Microsoft Windows Server 2016 is the cloud-ready operating system that supports your most demanding workloads while introducing new technologies that make it easy to integrate hybrid cloud services. It delivers powerful new layers of security along with innovations to elevate your business to new levels of efficiency and productivity. Windows Server 2016 paired with HPE servers, storage, and networking solutions provides the technology that helps achieve your business goals.
Safeguard your data whether on-premise or in the cloud – helping mitigate risk and avoid business disruption. Features such as Windows Defender, Trusted/Secure Boot, Shield VMs, and Host Guardian Services are just a few of the additional layers of security offered in Microsoft Windows Server 2016.
Increase ROI IT investments with flexible storage solutions, such as Storage Replica, Storage Spaces Direct, and Rolling Cluster OS Upgrades to deliver increased efficiency data protection.
Meet business requirements for scaling applications quickly and provides enterprise level security with Windows Server Containers and Hyper-V Containers. Ideal solutions whether in private, hybrid, and private Cloud environments.
Prevent risks associated with compromised administrative credentials. Use new privileged identity management features to limit access to “just enough” and “just in time” administration.
Windows Server Containers bring the agility and density of containers to the Windows ecosystem, enabling agile application development and management. Use Hyper-V Containers for a unique additional level of isolation for containerized applications.
Windows Server 2016 Editions
Windows Server 2016 Datacenter:
For highly virtualized datacenter and cloud environments. Includes new datacenter functionality, including shielding virtual machines, software-defined networking, storage spaces direct and storage replica.
Windows Server 2016 Standard:
For physically or minimally virtualized environments.
Windows Server 2016 Essentials:
For small business with up to 25 users and 50 devices.
What is HPE ROK?
Hewlett Packard Enterprise and Microsoft bring together the world’s leading server hardware and software innovations, applications, resources, and support.
HPE sells Microsoft Server licenses in a number of ways. To ensure our customers purchase the right HPE ProLiant server with the right Windows Server edition, we developed the HPE OEM Microsoft Server Reseller Option Kit (ROK) that delivers, through our reseller partners, value pricing, flexible choices, one-stop ordering, and single source support to help you be more productive, achieve more with your investment and keep your business running smoothly.
Hewlett Packard Enterprise resellers can preinstall the Windows Server operating system you choose to deliver a solution that is entirely customized to your needs and immediately ready to use.
How is HPE ROK different from other versions of Microsoft Windows Server?
HPE ROK is the very same Windows Server operating system you would get directly from Microsoft. However, through our OEM agreement with Microsoft, Hewlett Packard Enterprise is able to customize and optimize Windows Server specifically for ProLiant servers and it is BIOS-locked to ensure it can only be installed on ProLiant servers.
HPE ROK may only be purchased with a new ProLiant server. Resellers must affix the COA (Certificate of Authenticity) to the server before shipping to a customer. HPE ROK cannot be purchased as a stand-alone or separate option.
Benefits of ProLiant servers and HPE ROK
Our customers need tools that accelerate the complexity of getting servers deployed quickly and inexpensively. Hewlett Packard Enterprise Intelligent Provisioning (HPE IP) provides a server-provisioning tool that eliminates media and time-consuming effort as all required drivers and software tools are pre-loaded onto your ProLiant Server. No configuration CDs to use, no drivers to find, no guesswork. HPE IP recognizes if system software is out-of-date and automatically downloads the latest version’s update direct from the Internet, eliminating 45% of server configuration steps and deploying servers 3x faster.