Bing is now powered by servers running Windows Server 2016

Windows Server team yesterday revealed that Microsoft Bing is now powered by servers running Windows Server 2016. Bing team was an early adopter of Windows Server 2016, they started using it in the final technical preview period. Bing team took advantage of improved performance, increased DevOps agility, and new layers of security offered by Windows Server 2016. Here are some of the reasons why Bing team decided to deploy Windows Server 2016:

  • Windows Server 2016 comes with improved .NET framework. The result was a 16 percent reduction in latency for a Bing search query on the upgraded systems.
  • Windows Server 2016 comes with support for containers. Bing team is moving some custom applications into containers to further streamline the agility of their existing microservices architecture.
  • With Windows Server 2016, the Bing team has added a new defense in its security arsenal. By using Control Flow Guard, they can guard against unknown vulnerabilities by helping prevent memory corruption attacks on their servers.

Learn more about other Windows Server 2016 deployment stories here.

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