Microsoft To Open Azure Cloud Platform to Linux VMs

By ServerWatch Staff (Send Email)
Posted January 4, 2012


As reported by Mary Jo Foley on All About Microsoft, it looks like Microsoft is preparing to launch a new persistent virtual machine feature on its Azure cloud platform, enabling customers to host Linux, SharePoint and SQL Server there. This means Customers who want to run Windows or Linux (without losing state) in VMs on Microsoft's Azure platform-as-a-service platform will be able to do so.


 

"This headline is not an error. I didn’t have one too many craft brews over the New Year’s weekend.

"Microsoft is poised to enable customers to make virtual machines (VMs) persistent on Windows Azure, I’ve heard from a handful of my contacts who’ve asked not to be identified.

"What does this mean? Customers who want to run Windows or Linux 'durably' (i.e., without losing state) in VMs on Microsoft’s Azure platform-as-a-service platform will be able to do so. Microsoft is planning to launch a Community Technology Preview (CTP) test-build of the persistent VM capability in the spring of 2012, according to partners briefed by the company."

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