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Microsoft: Nearly One In Three Azure Virtual Machines Now Are Running Linux (zdnet.com) 52

Mary Jo Foley, reporting for ZDNet: Microsoft's self-professed Linux love is helping the company in the cloud. During his keynote at DockerCon 2016 in Seattle today, Azure Chief Technology Officer Mark Russinovich showed off some of the new and upcoming ways Microsoft is adding more container support to its cloud and server products. He also revealed a couple of new interesting datapoints. In the past year, Russinovich said, Microsoft has gone from one in four of its Azure virtual machines running Linux to nearly one in three. The other two-thirds of Azure customers are running Windows Server in their virtual machines. Russinovich showed off the promised Windows Server support that officials said would be coming at some point to the company's Azure Container Service (ACS). Microsoft made Azure Container Service generally available in April 2016, but for Linux containers only. Last year, company execs said Microsoft also would bring Windows Server support to ACS.
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Microsoft: Nearly One In Three Azure Virtual Machines Now Are Running Linux

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    • Why 2/3s? 10% is usually considered to be the tipping point where marketshare gains momentum. Regardless, it is the growth rate, rather than the milestone reached, that is important at this point.
      • by Merk42 ( 1906718 )

        Why 2/3s?.

        Because by that point the whiners will demand 3/4 as a constantly moving goal post because M$ can do no right.

    • This is the year of the Microsoft Linux desktop
      • by bondsbw ( 888959 )

        Actually, it is. The next big update to Windows 10, currently in preview, now runs Ubuntu directly on top of the Windows kernel (no virtualization, recompile, Cygwin, etc.).

  • Wow. One in four to nearly one in three. So that's, what, a jump from 25% to 30%? At this rate, it will be all Linux by 2030.

    • Re:What a jump! (Score:4, Informative)

      by ranton ( 36917 ) on Tuesday June 21, 2016 @02:31PM (#52360893)

      Wow. One in four to nearly one in three. So that's, what, a jump from 25% to 30%? At this rate, it will be all Linux by 2030.

      You think a 32% increase in a single year is a small thing? If it kept growing at this rate (which it won't) you would be looking at 100% Linux in only four years.

  • by sunderland56 ( 621843 ) on Tuesday June 21, 2016 @02:36PM (#52360933)

    >> "Microsoft's self-professed Linux love"

    Say what? Is this like Donald Trump's self-professed love of Mexicans?

  • by QuietLagoon ( 813062 ) on Tuesday June 21, 2016 @02:44PM (#52360977)
    I wonder when Microsoft will start the forced upgrade of those VMs to Windows 10? :)
  • So he demo'd SQL Server:

    > Russinovich also showed off a preview of SQL Server on Linux

    But, interesting, seems like the Linux version is missing some features [theregister.co.uk].

    • by Kjella ( 173770 )

      But, interesting, seems like the Linux version is missing some features.

      Well, I do hope they'll get all the core services - SSIS, SSAS, SSRS to run not just the SQL database. I don't care about the administration/development tools, if you need a Windows box to work with it that's fine but if you can't run your import/export jobs, cubes and reports it's a bit of a lame duck, if all your data goes in/out via SQL queries and that's the only part you use there are many perfectly good replacements.

  • He's one of the few people I can point to and say, "he made my life easier." Thank you for SysInternals Mark!

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