The Windows Server Datacenter edition offers the widest range of capabilities and features without a large number of licensing limitations. It allows you to use an unlimited number of virtual machines, with 1 Hyper-V host for each license.
This edition is suitable for businesses demanding advances storage and virtualization, and who have more demanding Information technology needs. It allows you to use all types of containers and does not set any limit to the number of containers that you can use.
The Datacenter edition is equipped with unique product features. One of them is the Host Guardian Hyper-V Support. This enables you to run a trusted software and manage the keys required to start up shielded virtual machines. This also ensures that the enterprise or hosting company is aware of the Hyper-V hosts.
The Windows Server 2019 Datacenter edition also has Storage Replica with no limits on the amount of data or number of volumes. This allows you to replicate or back up all your data for disaster recovery, and ensure smooth functioning of your website.
You can activate this edition either as a guest or as a host. This edition also has the feature of Software-defined networking, which allows you to program the network in a centrally-controlled manner. It also enables you to monitor and improve the network holistically, notwithstanding the network technology.
Another feature is Storage Spaces Direct, which gives incomparable performance and efficiency when it comes to storage of data. It uses industry-standard, highly-available servers to store your data in local-attached drives. All this comes at a price cheaper than the traditional NAS or SAN arrays.
Another advantage of the Datacenter edition is that you can virtualize an unlimited number of Windows Server instances within the physical Windows Server machine.