Linux Is Powering Almost Half Of All Microsoft Azure Virtual Machines

Around 40% of Microsoft’s Azure VMs now run Linux distributions, according to a tweet made by Microsoft Developer UK twitter account, ZDNet reports. That information was retweeted by Linuxing community manager Brian Byrne.

However, the numbers seem to account for the roughly 7% rise since last year, in June 2016, when Microsoft reported that one out of every three Azure VMs is running Linux.

Users of Microsoft’s popular cloud computing service can choose between various supported Linux distributions like CentOS, CoreOS, Debian, Oracle Linux, RHEL, SUSE Linux Enterprise, openSUSE, and Ubuntu.

Earlier this year, the company also added support for Intel’s Clear Linux. And now, users can also load Kali Linux on their Azure virtual machines.

What are your views on this? Drop them in the comments.

Also Read: Who Contributes To Linux Kernel? How Has Its Development Evolved In Past 26 Years?
Aditya Tiwari

Aditya Tiwari

Aditya likes to cover topics related to Microsoft, Windows 10, Apple Watch, and interesting gadgets. But when he is not working, you can find him binge-watching random videos on YouTube (after he has wasted an hour on Netflix trying to find a good show). Reach out at [email protected]
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