Microsoft announces the availability of Clear Linux OS on Azure

Microsoft today announced the availability of Clear Linux OS for Intel Architecture in Azure Marketplace. Clear Linux OS is an open source Linux distribution built for cloud and data center environments for maximum performance on Intel architecture. Microsoft is announcing the following today:

  • A bare-bones VM, intended to serve as a starting point for those wanting to explore and build out a system with bundles of their choosing
  • A container image that includes the popular Docker container runtime, and,
  • A sample solution image for developing machine learning applications, pre-loaded with popular open source tools

In addition to the performance features of Clear Linux, the DevOps teams will benefit from the stateless capabilities of Clear Linux in Azure. By separating the system defaults and distribution best practices from the user configuration, Clear Linux simplifies maintenance and deployment which becomes very important as infrastructure scales.

“Our team is delighted to have worked with Intel since day one on this project, and to bring Clear Linux to Azure Marketplace and our customers as a result of that collaboration”, said KY Srinivasan from the Enterprise Open Source Team at Microsoft.

Read more about it here.

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