Build Your Future with Windows Server 2016 Standard Edition Windows Server 2016 Standard Edition is the cloud-ready operating system that supports your current workloads while introducing new technologies that make it easy to transition to cloud computing when you are ready. Safeguard Your Business Windows Server Standard has security built in to help safeguard data across devices and apps onsite or in the cloud, and help you recover from business disruptions. Improve IT Efficiency and Productivity Windows Server Standard gives you the business tools of a much larger company to help increase efficiency and maximize your IT investment Be Ready for the Cloud Whether you are moving to the cloud now or in the future, Windows Server Standard gives you the best of both worlds with technologies designed for hybrid cloud IT environments. Windows Server 2016 Standard Edition SMBs that need advanced features, support for distributed office locations, and require a flexible way to virtualize their environment. Unlimited users based on CALs (Each user and/or device accessing a licensed Windows Server Standard or Datacenter edition requires a Windows Server CAL.) Per Core/CAL(Core-based) 2 VMs 2 Hyper-V containers Unlimited Windows Server containers Windows Server 2016 Licensing and CALS Licensing is core-based and works with Client Access Licenses (CALs):New computing models enable greater mobility of data and apps between on-premises and cloud. Moving to Core Licensing model establishes a common currency for computing resources on-premises or in the cloud. Core Licensing model aligns to the evolution of hardware technology shift to core density, versus processor density. CAL required for each user and/or device accessing a licensed Windows Server instance. To be compliant all physical cores must be licensed: Minimum 8 core licenses/processor. Minimum 16 core licenses/server.