Linux News Today: Microsoft to Announce the First Azure Stack with Ubuntu Linux Technical Preview
This Friday, January 29, 2016, Canonical and Microsoft will be unveiling the first Technical Preview of the Azure Stack with the Ubuntu Linux operating system.
According to Canonical’s most recent press release, today Microsoft has announced the first Microsoft Azure Stack with Ubuntu Technical Preview as a collaboration between the Redmond company and Canonical to bring the latest cloud services to its demanding customers.
Based on Microsoft’s Azure public cloud model, the Azure Stack promises to allow organizations to deliver the best Azure cloud services from the company’s datacenter, and thanks to Canonical’s Ubuntu Cloud operating system, Azure Stack will offer customers and developers alike the same powerful Ubuntu Linux experience that was already available on Azure.
“Canonical is working with Microsoft to bring more choice and portability to the cloud, by having Ubuntu as a part of Azure Stack,” said John Zannos, VP – WW Alliances, Business Development and Cloud Platform at Canonical. “Azure Stack and Ubuntu deliver consistency across the public cloud and private cloud in the datacenter.”
Microsoft chose Ubuntu Linux for its new Azure Stack offering because the former is one of the most popular and preferred operating systems for the private cloud, now that Canonical has announced it is being used on more than 64% of all OpenStack deployments.
More Ubuntu and Azure innovation coming soon
As mentioned, the first Technical Preview of Azure Stack with Ubuntu will be unveiled this Friday, January 29, 2016, when both Microsoft and Canonical will provide their customers with all the information they need about the new Azure Stack with Ubuntu offering.
There will also be a webcast hosted by Microsoft Azure CTO Mark Russinovich and Chief Architect, Enterprise Cloud Jeffrey Snover on February 3, so make sure that you keep an eye open out for more Ubuntu and Azure innovation, as the two companies will announce some goodies later this year.