Microsoft has announced that it has taken support for Intel’ s Clear Linux to its Azure cloud platform. This makes Microsoft the first cloud vendor to provide Clear Linux to its users. The business calls this OS an ideal fit for data center and cloud environments. Currently, it’ s being offered to Azure clients as a bare-bones VM, a docker image, and a sample solution image,
Earlier this month, we introduced one to Intel’ s Clear Linux operating-system . It’ s centered on workstation and server performance, designed for Intel-based machines. In our story, we also told you about the upcoming Steam support on Clear Linux.
Now, Microsoft has added support for this free, open source Linux distribution on its Azure cloud platform. If we go through the current tally, Microsoft currently supports other Linux distributions like Ubuntu, RHEL, CentOS, SUSE Linux Enterprise, openSUSE, and Oracle Linux.
In its announcement post, Microsoft calls Clear Linux an operating system that’ s built from the scratch for data center and cloud environments. In addition, it notes that Azure may be the first public provider to provide Clear Linux.
The Clear Linux offerings announced a re:
- A bare-bones VM that one may use as a starting place
- A Docker container image
- A sample solution image for developing machine learning applications
Microsoft says that it expects DevOps teams to take advantage of the stateless capabilities of Clear Linux. As Clear separates system defaults and distribution best practices from the user configuration, maintenance and deployment become easier.
If you’ re already an Azure user, you can follow this link and set up your virtual machine.
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