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Tuesday, May 16, 2017

IDG Contributor Network: How Microsoft is becoming a Linux vendor

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Linux and open source technologies have become too dominant in data centers, cloud and IoT for Microsoft to ignore them.

On Microsoft’s own cloud, one in three machines run Linux. These are Microsoft customers who are running Linux. Microsoft needs to support the platform they use, or they will go somewhere else. 

Here’s how Microsoft’s Linux strategy breaks down on its developer platform (Windows 10), on its cloud (Azure) and datacenter (Windows Server).

Linux in Windows: IT professionals managing Linux machines on public or private cloud need native UNIX tooling. Linux and macOS are the only two platforms that offer such native capabilities. No wonder all you see is MacBooks or a few Linux desktops at events like DockerCon, OpenStack Summit or CoreOS Fest.

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May 16, 2017 at 10:29PM

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from Swapnil Bhartiya

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