MuyComputerPRO since we announced the initiative of Microsoft, which has begun to offer extended support (persistent virtual machines) for Linux distributions to deploy from its Windows Azure cloud service, a strategy as novel and interesting.
movement may be a surprise to observers of Microsoft, which has traditionally seen itself as a platform built around the huge success of Windows. As such, the company considers Linux as a competitive threat especially in the server market, where it competes with Windows Server to replace traditional UNIX servers.
However, its Azure cloud service faces other like Amazon Web Services already offered this type of support for Linux distributions.
From now Microsoft, specifically Suse Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP2, OpenSuse 12.1, CentOS 6.2 and Ubuntu Canonical 12.04 (no Red Hat, a competitor in that market) that can be selected and deployed as virtual machines from Microsoft data centers. Customers may also import their own versions of Linux over Microsoft’s Virtual Hard Disk (VHD).
Microsoft’s announcement also mentions that Azure now supports Python and Java, and web development technologies like Node.js and PHP, which will pave the way for facilitate the use of web management tools content as WordPress, Drupal and Joomla.
support Linux on Windows Azure has been applauded from multiple sectors, including the Linux Foundation. Microsoft’s move is logical and will benefit the company, customers and also Linux. Simply seeks to Microsoft Azure offer the best place to run applications regardless of platform or technology and through a cloud increasingly important in global computing.
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