There are more and more cyber security threats and incidents, therefore, security is the top priority for customers.
So, windows Server 2022 introduces advanced multi-layer security, hybrid capabilities with Azure, and a flexible application platform. We are bringing secured-core capabilities to help protect hardware, firmware, and Windows Server OS capabilities against advanced security threats. Secured-core server builds on technologies such as Windows Defender System Guard and Virtualization-based Security to minimize risk from firmware vulnerabilities and advanced malware.
The features of the Windows Server 2022 Datacenter key include:
Today’s servers need comprehensive protection, and advanced multi-layer security and Windows Server 2022 Datacenter provides the same. The new security capabilities of Windows Server 2022 provide defense-in-depth protection against advanced threats by combining other security capabilities in Windows Server through multiple areas
Azure Hybrid Capabilities
Windows Server 2022 comes with built-in hybrid capabilities that help you increase your agility and efficiency, which ultimately eases the process of extending datacenters to Azure. Azure Arc enabled servers with this server version bring multi-cloud and on-premises Windows Servers to Azure with Azure Arc.
Windows Server 2022 introduces various platform improvements for Windows Containers, like Windows Containers' experience with Kubernetes and application compatibility.
Trusted Platform Module 2.0 (TPM 2.0) secure crypto-processor chips provide a guarded, hardware-based store for sensitive cryptographic keys and data, including systems integrity measurements.
Most antivirus solutions lack th ability to detect firmware, resulting in an increased firmware-based attacks. Dynamic Root of Trust for Measurement (DRTM) enables secured-core server processors to support boot processes' measurement and verification. With Direct Memory Access (DMA) protection, it supports isolation of driver access to memory.
Virtualization-based security (VBS)
Secured-core servers support hypervisor-based code integrity (HVCI) and virtualization-based security (VBS). Using hardware virtualization features, VBS creates and isolates memory's secure region from the normal OS, securing against an entire class of vulnerabilities used in cryptocurrency mining attacks.
Azure Arc Enabled Windows Servers
The objective behind designing Windows Server 2022 Datacenter is to be consistent with the way of managing native Azure virtual machines is. On connecting to Azure, a hybrid machine becomes a connected machine and is treated as a resource in Azure.
Windows Admin Center
Advancements made in Windows Admin Center for the management of Windows Server 2022 include capabilities to both - report on the above-mentioned Secured-core features' current state and, where applicable, allow customers to enable the features.
processor requirements for this product:
1.4 GHz 64-bit processor
Compatible with x64 instruction set
Supports NX and DEP
Supports CMPXCHG16b, LAHF/SAHF, and PrefetchW
Supports Second Level Address Translation (EPT or NPT)
The estimated RAM requirements for this product:
512 MB (2 GB for Server with Desktop Experience installation option)
ECC (Error Correcting Code) type or similar technology, for physical host deployments