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Flexibly supplement your license requirements for Windows Server 2022 Standard  with the 2-Core packages from Wiresoft! The Standard edition of Windows Server 2022 is especially designed for smaller data centers: it offers sufficient virtualization capabilities combined with good scalability, strong performance and effective security layers needed for reliable protection of data and applications in multi-Cloud environments.

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Microsoft Windows Server 2022 Standard 2-Core

Flexibly supplement your licensing needs to Windows Server 2022 Standard with the 2-Core Packages from Wiresoft! The Standard Edition of Windows Server 2022 has been developed especially for use in smaller data centers: accordingly, it offers sufficient possibilities for virtualization, combined with good scalability, strong performance as well as effective security layers, as required for the reliable protection of data and applications in multi-cloud environments.

The Windows Server 2022 Standard server operating system combines physical and virtual networks for delivering data and services through cloud-based servers, making it ideally suited to meet the IT needs of SMBs. With Windows 10 as the operating system, many optimizations as well as new, powerful features, this edition is thus best equipped for all workloads.

An important factor in the decision to purchase the Standard Edition of Windows Server 2022 is the available virtualization options - including via containers. Thus, this represents indispensable functions especially for smaller companies that want to provide reliable infrastructures in this area as well.

In the standard edition, Windows Server 2022 enables companies to more closely connect on-premises environments with the cloud, including via Microsoft Azure Services, which provide additional hybrid functions as well as security layers.

Licensing of Windows Server 2022 Standard Edition is core-based, with a minimum number of 16 cores per server. Servers with a higher number of cores can be licensed conveniently and flexibly with additional 2-core packages.

The Windows Server 2022 Standard 2-Core Package can be found at Wiresoft as used software - with the great advantage of a significantly lower price than for corresponding new software - and without any differences in all the typical features that this edition offers in terms of functions - especially in virtualization -, security and performance. Detailed information on all features and functions of Windows Server 2022 Standard Edition as well as on Microsoft licensing conditions applicable to 2-core packages is provided in the following overview.

Windows Server 2022 Standard for the operation of multi-cloud environments

The Windows Server 2022 Standard edition also offers some virtualization capabilities, including data and application security, at a higher level than its predecessor: many improvements and additions to features already known there, as well as the ability to create software-defined hyperconverged (HCI) infrastructure platforms over it; these offer even more benefits for server and desktop virtualization through easier deployment and scaling, as well as better manageability.

Comparison: What features does Windows Server 2022 Standard offer?

The decision to purchase the Standard Edition of Windows Server 2022 is usually influenced by the fact that certain virtualization features are either not available or only available in limited performance: Hyper-V, for example, can only be used here to a very limited extent, and the same applies to Shielded Virtual Machines (VMs) as well as Storage Spaces Direct and storage replication, as well as SDN (Software Defined Networking) and SDS

(Software Defined Storage).

Virtualization options with Windows Server 2022 Standard

Basically, Windows Server 2022 Edition Standard offers limited virtualization - it is therefore rather designed for those companies where this plays a subordinate role. Therefore, the number of virtual machines and Hyper-V containers that can be run is also limited here, with the RAM limit being 24 TB, as in the more comprehensive edition. For more on this, see below.

Storage Replica

In Windows Server 2022 Standard Edition, the Storage Replica storage feature is available with limitations, but Storage Spaces Direct is not supported. Storage Replica supports both synchronous and asynchronous replication of data and prevents its loss at the file system level: synchronous replication mirrors data at physical locations with a fail-safe volume, and asynchronous replication performs this function between locations over network links with a higher latency.

Other new features of Windows Server 2022 Standard

Also available in Windows Server 2022 Standard edition are the following key features for analytics, container use and hybrid infrastructure unification:

System Insights for comprehensive server analysis

In Windows Server 2022, the predictive analytics feature System Insights is available for this purpose, which is supported by a machine learning model for more efficient functioning. System Insights provides comprehensive insight into the operation of locally deployed servers by analyzing performance metrics and events to make accurate predictions for reactive management of Windows Server instances, which can reduce effort and help organizations reduce operational costs.

Kubernetes and Linux support

Windows Server 2022 also offers extensive container support in Standard Edition. When using Hyper-V containers, however, it's important to note that the Standard Edition license only allows 2 containers, as only 2 virtual machines (VMs) are allowed for them; it also doesn't include support for host monitoring. Windows containers, on the other hand, can be run in unlimited numbers.

In addition, Kubernetes and Linux are now more comprehensively supported, so that Linux and Windows containers managed with Kubernetes can be used in parallel. Specifically for Kubernetes, new features such as container networking are also available in the standard edition, among others.

Greater data and network protection with Azure Services

With Azure, hybrid capabilities are also available in Windows Server 2022 Standard to work seamlessly in an on-premises data center as well as in the cloud. Azure alone provides a cloud with an end-to-end hybrid infrastructure with unified security, identity and management capabilities:

  • Azure Active Directory enables universal management and protection of identities with help across multiple environments.
  • Azure Arc extends Azure management and Azure services to any infrastructure.
  • Through the Windows Admin Center, Azure services such as Azure Backup, Azure Site Recovery and Azure Monitor can be quickly and easily enabled.

Thus, Azure Services in Windows Server 2022  Standard not only provide improved protection of on-premises Active Directorys, but also easier synchronization and backup of data.

Hardware requirements for installing and running Windows Server 2022 Standard

Windows Server 2022 is based on the Windows 10 operating system. In order to use Windows Server 2022 Standard in an unrestricted and secure manner, the underlying hardware must meet all of the minimum requirements listed below. Other requirements are additionally dependent on the respective system configuration as well as other installed applications.

  • Hard disk space: 32 GB
  • Random access memory (RAM): 512 MB
  • Server desktop space: 2 GB
  • Processor: 64-bit architecture
  • Processor speed: 1.4 GHz
  • Graphics card: 1,024 x 768 pixels, support for Super VGA
  • Network card: Gigabit Ethernet, 1x

Licensing with Windows Server 2022 Standard 2-Core Package

The licensing of a server with Windows Server 2022 Standard Edition is also carried out for used software according to the Microsoft licensing regulations: The number of cores is used as the basis for calculating the license requirement. The following terms and conditions apply.

General Microsoft license terms for Windows Server 2022 Standard

Server software such as Windows Server 2022 Standard Edition is always licensed based on the physical hardware used. In addition to the number of physical core processors, the number of virtual servers is also taken into account. Each server license covers 2 physical processor cores. In accordance with the Microsoft licensing regulations, a minimum number of 8 cores per processor is always taken as a basis - even if the existing hardware has fewer than 8 cores. Furthermore, a minimum of 2 processors is assumed for each physical server, resulting in a minimum number of 16 cores.

Servers with a higher number of cores than 16 must be additionally licensed with 2-core packages to Windows Server 2022 Standard.

Additional licensing requirements for Windows Server 2022 Standard

In a Hyper-V environment, all processors must be licensed that correspond to the physical processor cores. The Windows Server Standard edition entitles you to run a maximum of two Hyper-V instances per core license. If more Hyper-V instances are required with the Standard edition, all active cores must be re-licensed for this purpose.

In addition to the Windows Server Standard license, all clients - users as well as end devices - accessing Windows Server 2022 must also be provided with their own client access license (CAL). These User and Device CALs are also available from Wiresoft at a reasonable second-hand price.

FAQs about Wiresoft used software like Microsoft Windows Server 2022 Standard Edition

The functionality of a 2-Core package for Windows Server 2022 Standard offered by Wiresoft as used software generally does not differ from the comparable new, unused server license - since a software generally does not wear out. Other typical questions about previously used Windows Server licenses are answered below.

Where does the used software of Windows Server 2022 Standard 2-Core come from?

Used software to Windows Server 2022 Standard like the 2-Core Package comes from companies that usually first purchased it new themselves, not always, but often used it and later sold it to Wiresoft. By reselling it to Wiresoft or offering it in the Wiresoft Shop, it is then referred to as used software, even if it can be used like a new license.

Is the sale as well as the purchase and use of used Windows Server 2022 Standard software legal?

Yes: At Wiresoft Used Software you as a buyer can be confident that both the purchase of Windows Server 2022 Standard 2-Core and its regular use do not violate any valid laws: the determining legal situation allows both the trade with used software from Microsoft and its use, as long as it comes from the license inventory of a company. Several court rulings have clearly confirmed this fact again and again.

Do used Windows Server 2022 Standard 2-Core licenses also come with buyer's protection?

Yes: The Windows Server 2022 Standard 2-Core Package offered by Wiresoft as used software, as well as other used software, offers you as a buyer the same security and advantages as new server software: Thus, you have the usual buyer security through the software immediate download after your completed purchase and the immediate license activation with the supplied valid license key.

Does Wiresoft Used Software like Windows Server 2022 Standard 2-Core have any other advantages?

Wiresoft Used Software also offers our customers a great economic advantage due to its lower price, because they can use it to update their software inventories more economically than with corresponding new software. Microsoft used software such as that from Wiresoft can thus also contribute to lowering operating costs, because it also offers audit security due to the complete proof of purchasers!

In the Wiresoft Software-Shop you will not only find the edition Windows Server 2022 Standard 2-Core Package as inexpensive used software, but also the 16-Core Package for the basic licensing of your server. If you have a higher virtualization requirement, then you will also find the Windows Server 2022 Datacenter Edition - as well as corresponding pre-release versions of Windows Server 2022 - in addition to the respective required client access licenses (CALs). Wiresoft's broad used software portfolio also includes many other Microsoft programs - with all the benefits mentioned above. If you have any questions regarding your Windows Server 2022 Standard licensing, please feel free to contact us via chat, e-mail or phone.

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