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Open Source, Linux, and Microsoft Azure – an Amazing Team

In recent years, much has been said about Microsoft’s evolution in the Linux and open source space. As Microsoft has continued to broaden and deepen its commitment to open source, there has been growing customer interest in how to bring together the best of these worlds, particularly in the cloud.
With this in mind, every week on this blog, we will choose one or more key Microsoft + Open Source technical scenarios and detail how businesses can leverage the cloud for their open source workloads and solutions.
These posts will focus on open source solutions using Microsoft Azure – a unique enterprise cloud because of its sheer versatility, including support for:

  • Infrastructure, as well as managed services
  • A wide range of technologies and operating systems
  • Choice and flexibility, seamlessly connecting the public cloud to private datacenters using hybrid tools
  • A vast number of global regions, more than Amazon’s and Google’s combined
  • Security, privacy and transparency around data movement and protection

Simply put, Microsoft Azure is a great hyperscale  platform to run Linux and open source applications, with the global scale and security that customers have come to trust.
My open source journey began as a LAMP consultant almost two decades ago. I joined Microsoft about two years ago  and was immediately impressed with the sheer number of people working on open source solutions and Microsoft’s commitment to delivering great experiences to our customers using a wide array of technologies. We hope to showcase the work of our many colleagues across the company, who will be contributing their voices and expertise, covering topics from DevOps and High Performance Computing (HPC) to custom-built enterprise line-of-business Linux applications.
Check back here next week for the first post, focusing on a compelling Linux-based application stack for developing efficient websites – the MEAN stack. Learn how Microsoft Azure can be leveraged for web applications running on MongoDB along with JavaScript frameworks like Express, Angular, and Node.
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