You can now run Windows Server 2016 on Google Compute Engine

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Last week, we reported that Windows Server 2016 can be now deployed on Amazon EC2 instances. Yesterday, Google announced that they have added support for Windows Server 2016 Datacenter Edition on Google Compute Engine. Starting this week, you can launch instances with Google Compute Engine VM images with Microsoft Windows Server 2016 preinstalled. In addition, Google has also added support for Microsoft SQL Server 2016 with Windows Server 2016.

Specifically, they now support the following versions in GA:

  • Windows Server 2016 Datacenter Edition
  • SQL Server Standard 2016 with Windows Server 2016
  • SQL Server Web 2016 with Windows Server 2016
  • SQL Server Express 2016 with Windows Server 2016
  • SQL Server Standard (2012, 2014, 2016) with Windows Server 2012 R2
  • SQL Server Web (2012, 2014, 2016) with Windows Server 2012 R2
  • SQL Server Express (2012, 2014, 2016) with Windows Server 2012 R2
  • and coming soon, SQL Server Enterprise (2012, 2014, 2016) with Windows Server (2012, 2016)

Enterprise customers can leverage Windows Server 2016’s advanced multi-layer security, powerful storage and management capabilities and support for Windows containers.

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