Canonical partners with Microsoft, Azure to provide Ubuntu, Linux images

By Rick
Jun 8, 2012
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  1. Microsoft announced Wednesday that Azure, technically a cloud-based IaaS (infrastructure as a service) platform, will host not only Windows Azure but provide images for a number of Linux variants as...

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  2. It is a good thing that Canonical isn't giving tech support, that way if you do want it, use Ubuntu straight or use Ubuntu as your cloud hosting system and not Microsoft Azure.
  3. Canonical does provide support for $10,000 a year. It's Microsoft that doesn't. So, if you have linux machines on the Azure cloud and no subscription with the image's vendor, you don't get support if something goes wrong.

    But who needs support anyway? People who use Azure most likely have their own in-house sysadmin team.
  4. Burty117

    Burty117 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,765   +534

    I was thinking that, surely if a company adopted such an infrastructure they would have been guided by there own in house IT teams of which, wouldn't exactly purchase Linux if they didn't know what they are doing so I'm sure the support side probably doesn't need to be there anyway.

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