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SQL Server 2016 offers real-time operational analytics, rich visualizations on mobile devices, built-in advanced analytics, new advanced security technology and new hybrid cloud scenarios.

Just select the edition you want when you configure your environment in IBM Cloud infrastructure.

Windows Server

Upgrade to Windows Server 2016 on the IBM Cloud. Scalable, low-cost and secure, Windows Server 2016 was built for the cloud. Define everything with Hyper-V software and move your business into the next generation of performance with Windows Server 2016 on IBM Cloud infrastructure.

Configure your cloud your way

Configure a bare metal server with a Windows server, to your exact specs. Choose from a wide variety of Intel® Xeon® processors, storage, network and security software options. Get support for the latest software versions and .NET development environments, too.

Know your costs. No kidding.

Easily meet your Windows migration workload requirements with IBM Cloud’s clear, competitive pricing on hourly or monthly terms for cloud services and Windows software. Get complete visibility into your cloud costs — right down to the server-resource level — for unmatched control over your infrastructure costs.

Run your Windows server and SQL server apps on IBM Cloud

The IBM advantage of unmatched global reach — with dedicated servers, virtual servers, flexible storage and network services — puts everything under one management system. Windows cloud migration has never been easier.

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Design your cloud to your exact specs, with plenty of options for Windows.

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Control it all from one tool. Access it all from anywhere you are.

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Get the same first-class environment in any IBM data center.

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Know your costs with every configuration.

You’re in control

IBM Cloud data centers and global networks share a single, proprietary management system that’s completely accessible through the web portal, open API and mobile apps.

Think globally

Each IBM Cloud data center around the world is designed, built, configured and operated with the same first-class computing, storage and networking gear. You get equal service and functionality across our global footprint. And each data center is connected to our global private network, making data transfers fast and efficient, without the hidden costs of data backhaul fees.

Get started with Windows server hosting from IBM Cloud

Discover how quickly and easily you can move your Windows servers and SQL server applications to IBM Cloud.