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Get started with Red Hat Enterprise Linux on Azure for free

Red Hat and Microsoft are now offering Red Hat Enterprise Linux on Azure for enterprise developers with Azure free accounts and for Visual Studio subscribers using the Azure cloud. An Azure free account includes a $200 USD credit for the first 30 days for a combination of services, 12-months of popular free services, and more...

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Three reasons to deploy Red Hat workloads to the Azure cloud

To compete in today’s business climate, IT departments are being asked to help their teams increase innovation while reducing costs, create environments to scale up and down flexibly, and give their organizations the tools necessary to meet increasingly global customer needs. To help accomplish these outcomes, many are moving their workloads to the cloud, while...

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Announcing the availability of N|Solid in the Azure Marketplace

As part of Microsoft’s vision for Node.js in the cloud, we’re excited to announce the availability of N|Solid in the Azure Marketplace. N|Solid is a 100% compatible Node.js runtime, that has been enhanced to enable increased control and visibility into the state of your production deployments. It does this by providing additional enterprise-grade capabilities such...

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Azure CLI 2.0 now generally available

This week Microsoft announced the general availability Azure CLI 2.0, including the vm, acs, storage and network commands. These commands provide a rich interface for a large array of use cases, from disk and extension management to container cluster creation. With this release, customers can now use these commands in production, with full support by...

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Clear Linux* OS now available in the Azure Marketplace

Microsoft recently announced the availability of Clear Linux* OS for Intel Architecture in the Azure Marketplace. Clear Linux OS is a free, open source Linux distribution built from the ground up for cloud and data center environments and tuned to maximize the performance and value of Intel architecture. Microsoft Azure is the first public cloud...

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Now available: FreeBSD in the Microsoft Azure Marketplace

Microsoft announced the availability of FreeBSD 10.3 as a ready-made virtual machine (VM) image in the Azure Marketplace. Users can now quickly bring-up a FreeBSD VM in Azure and in the event they need technical support, Microsoft support engineers can assist. This extends Microsoft’s existing support for FreeBSD as a guest operating system on Hyper-V....

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Now available in preview: R Server inside Azure HDInsight

This week at Strata + Hadoop World, Microsoft announced the availability of R Server inside Azure HDInsight, Microsoft’s managed Hadoop-as-a-service part of Azure Data Lake. R is a very popular programming language that helps millions of data scientists solve their most challenging problems in fields ranging from computational biology to quantitative marketing. R Server for...

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Now on GitHub: Windows Azure Pack Connector

Today the Microsoft IT team released the Windows Azure Pack Connector, a solution for Azure Pack, that provides a “single pane of glass” virtual machine (VM) administration experience, where users can create and manage both private cloud VMs and public Azure cloud subscriptions and VMs. The connector was developed based on feedback from partners, who...

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shipping containers

Now available: Azure Container Service preview

In today’s cloud-first world, businesses increasingly rely on applications to fuel innovation and productivity. We are seeing more and more technologies that are specifically designed for the cloud to take advantage of the associated flexibility and scalability it allows. Containers are emerging as an attractive way for developers to quickly and efficiently build and deploy...

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Making R the Enterprise Standard for Cross-Platform Analytics

Last year Microsoft acquired Revolution Analytics, the leading commercial provider of software and services for R, an open source, statistical programming language that’s widely used for statistical computing and predictive analytics. Since then, there has been a steady cadence of updates to Revolution R Open and Revolution R Enterprise, as well as the integration of...

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