Linux.com

Home News Enterprise Computing Cloud Computing Microsoft Welcomes Linux to the Azure Cloud

Microsoft Welcomes Linux to the Azure Cloud

Microsoft has announced a bumper set of updates to its Azure cloud platform. The most significant of these is a new virtual machine role, allowing customers to deploy their own virtual machine images onto Microsoft's servers—and do so whether they run Windows or Linux. The new features are now being previewed.

OpenSUSE 12.1, CentOS 6.2, Ubuntu 12.04, and SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP1 join Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows Server 2012 Release Candidate in the list of compatible operating systems that can be used in Azure's new infrastructure-as-a-service virtual machine role.

While Azure's platform-as-a-service roles are non-persistent (applications should store data in one of the Azure storage systems instead), the new VMs are traditional, persistent machines. This should make migration from on-premises servers easy to do.

Read more | Comments

 

Read more at Ars Technica
 

Comments

Subscribe to Comments Feed

Upcoming Linux Foundation Courses

  1. LFD331 Developing Linux Device Drivers
    25 Aug » 29 Aug - Virtual
    Details
  2. LFD411 Embedded Linux Development
    25 Aug » 29 Aug - Santa Clara, CA
    Details
  3. LFS422 High Availability Linux Architecture
    08 Sep » 11 Sep - Raleigh, NC
    Details

View All Upcoming Courses

Become an Individual Member
Check out the Friday Funnies

Sign Up For the Linux.com Newsletter


Who we are ?

The Linux Foundation is a non-profit consortium dedicated to the growth of Linux.

More About the foundation...

Frequent Questions

Join / Linux Training / Board