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Getting Started with Nano Server by Charbel Nemnom

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The future of Nano Server

The future of Nano Server is all about containers. In the next release of Windows Server and beyond, Microsoft will optimize Nano Server image for containers. The uncompressed Nano container image in Windows Server 2016 is about 1 GB in size, this includes components not relevant for containers such as components needed for physical and virtual machines. Microsoft is significantly working on reducing the size of the image on disk by 50% and even more by the time you read this. This has two benefits. Firstly, it will speed up the start-up time of containers, and secondly, will minimize the bandwidth needed when you pull the image from Docker Hub (repository). All the components not relevant for containers and modern ...

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