Continuing our journey to SharePoint 2016, after Planning and architecting Distributed cache Service for SharePoint 2016, I would like to stress in this article mostly on memory requirements for SharePoint 2016.
Here are my key takeaways about requirements for SharePoint 2016:
All these information come from the well known pages: Hardware and software requirements for SharePoint Server 2016
For a development server, minimal memory requirements have increased from 8 GB (for SharePoint 2013) to 16 GB (for SharePoint 2016). For a dev or eval server with all service, 24 GB is still enough !
But most importantly, for a SharePoint production server standard prerequisites have increased from 12 GB (for SharePoint 2013) to 16 GB (for SharePoint 2016).
To summarize that I did this little cheat sheet (including SP2010 and MOSS 2007):
But things are always clearer visually! For Production servers, progression is clear:
and with everything in one graphic:
As far as software requirements are concerned, this a standard evolution, no revolution here.
Here is also my summary of supported configuration between Windows, SQL Server and SharePoint: