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Microsoft says 40 percent of all VMs in Azure now are using Linux

Forty percent of all practical machines in Microsoft’s Azure cloud are now using Linux.

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(Credit: @BrianLinuxing)

That stat is pleasantness of a twitter on Oct. 31 from a Microsoft Developer UK account. The tweet, hashtagged as #FutureDecoded, clearly is connected to information that Microsoft officials common during a company’s discussion in London today.

Community Manager Brian Byrne (@BrianLinuxing) retweeted a Microsoft Developer UK tweet, adding: “Only 40%? Come on! Its some-more than that:).”

Previously, a many new stat on how many VMs in Azure are using Linux dates behind to Jun 2016, when Microsoft officials pronounced scarcely one in 3 Azure practical machines were using Linux.

Microsoft launched Azure on Oct. 27, 2008 (as afterwards Chief Software Architect Ray Ozzie recently reminded me on Twitter). When Microsoft initial launched Azure, it was quite a platform-as-a-service play. Microsoft combined infrastructure-as-a-service support to the cloud height in 2012 and combined Linux support during that time.

Microsoft now supports a accumulation of Linux flavors on Azure, including CentOS, CoreOS, Debian, Oracle Linux, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, SUSE Linux Enterprise, openSUSE, and Ubuntu.

Yesterday, Microsoft remarkable that Azure business formulating VMs in their labs can now opt for a Kali Linux image. Kali Linux is a Debian-derived Linux placement designed for digital forensics and invasion testing.


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