Microsoft Windows Server 2022 Datacenter
Windows Server 2022 datacenter includes exceptional features not available in the Windows Server 2022 Standard Edition, such as protected virtual machines. This function secures the virtual machine’s firmware and startup data, as well as enables BitLocker disk encryption.
As data protection and management are critical to enterprise-level infrastructure, Microsoft integrates two key functions: software-defined storage and storage replication with Storage Spaces Direct.
Storage replication provides block-level data replication without data loss and even replicates open files. Software-defined storage with Storage Spaces Direct enables manageability and scalability – supports up to 16 servers and up to 1 petabyte of cluster storage.
Windows Server Datacenter 2022 Azure Edition
It’s built for the Microsoft Azure platform, as the name implies. It offers a lot of great features that the Standard Edition and Data Center Edition don’t have. The Hot Patch function, for example, allows you to apply updates without restarting the server, and Server Message Block through QUIC allows you to access shared files without using a VPN across the network.
The Azure Stack Hyper-Converged Infrastructure (HCI) operating system, which is notable for its security, performance, and new hybrid capabilities, runs virtual machines on Windows 2022 Azure Edition.