The operating system that bridges on-premises and Azure services
Windows Server 2019 is the operating system that bridges on-premises environments with Azure services,
enabling hybrid scenarios that maximize existing investments. Increase security and reduce business risk
with multiple layers of protection built into the operating system. Evolve your datacenter infrastructure to
achieve greater efficiency and scale with Hyper-converged Infrastructure. Enable developers and IT pros to
create cloud native applications and modernize their traditional apps using containers and microservices.
Windows Server 2019 Datacenter and Standard editions are licensed by physical core. Licenses are sold in
2-packs and 16-packs.
Minimum license requirements
- All physical cores must be licensed
- 8 core licenses per processor
- 16 core licenses per server
Standard edition license stacking for OSEs
- Standard edition is licensed for 2 operating system environments (OSEs) or Hyper-V containers.
Additional OSEs require additional licenses.