“We’re the first Linux provider to have a fully supported version of .NET”
.NET is just one of the ways in which Red Hat and Microsoft are coming together for mutually beneficial developments.
Another point of cooperation was the creation of a flexible language server protocol so that languages being used for app development can be plugged into Red Hat and Microsoft’s tools interchangeably. The aim here was not to make the tools themselves interchangeable: “It’s not about making it be consistent; it’s about having that choice. … The idea here is that you get to choose your tool that works the way you want.”
Microsoft signed a deal with The Linux Foundation today to create the Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) Linux on Azure certification.
More than 25% of Microsoft’s Azure customers are running Linux. And the company recently signed deal with ‘arch rival’ Red Hat to bring RHEL to Azure, signaling a major shift in the industry. For Microsoft, this certification is another step towards embracing Linux on Azure.
The two organizations come together to bring the open source community closer to the Azure cloud.
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There’s a difference between technically sound and supported. The following story from a Texas Healthcare provider illustrates the difference. The comments in response to the story are actually more interesting than the story.
“Their (Microsoft’s) words were ‘while it is legally and technically feasible, Microsoft has chosen not to provide support for such a configuration (Exchange on Azure) at this time and has documented this.’ We backed out of an agreement on Azure, costing us $30,000 in losses, delays, and increased risks.”
The Future of Cloud is Hybrid by MIKE SCHUTZ, General Manager, Cloud Platform Marketing is Hybrid. Given Microsoft’s advantage over Amazon AWS and Google Cloud, this is not a surprising statement.
However, In my opinion, the future of cloud is clearly not Hybrid and not IaaS. The future of Cloud is SaaS and PaaS. However, it’s going take another 5 years before Corporate America comes to this realization.