Amazon EC2 Now Supports Windows Server 2016

Posted on: Oct 18, 2016

Amazon EC2 now supports Windows Server 2016 with several new AMIs, providing you with an easy and flexible way to get up and running with the latest version of Windows Server. Windows Server 2016 comes loaded with a variety of new features including Windows containers and support for Docker. The release also features a Nano Server deployment option that boots faster than the Standard Edition and uses a fraction of the disk space. By running Windows Server 2016 on Amazon EC2, you can combine the scale, performance and elasticity of AWS with the powerful new capabilities in this newest version of Windows Server. 

Windows Server 2016 AMIs are available in all AWS regions, but the options available may vary from region to region (eg: SQL Server Enterprise that is currently available to only some regions). Additionally, Amazon EC2 Container Service (Amazon ECS) will support Windows containers by the end of 2016 (click here to receive more information). For details about Windows Server 2016 on Amazon EC2, check out the FAQ and User Guide for Windows Instances.