It seems absolutely incredible, but you can not argue with the facts: Microsoft has changed to use an operating system based on Linux kernel in their data centers. Own server OS is called Azure Cloud Switch (ACS) and is the cross-platform modular system.
Feature of the new Azure Cloud Switch
In Microsoft note that today’s market offers a variety of quality hardware platforms with high performance and flexibility that reduce costs. But the devices are available in different brands and running different software, and because of this, their integration into the local network of businesses having difficulty.
Azure Cloud Switch is designed to solve this problem. The developers say that the operating system allows you to quickly debug, fix bugs, and perform software testing. In addition, the devices of any manufacturer Azure Cloud Switch allows you to use the same software stack. The new OS will provide an opportunity to use the software with open source and proprietary software, Microsoft, and third-party applications.
Representatives of the company are not specified whether the published source code for the new operating system. However, while Microsoft does not intend to launch commercial distribution Azure Cloud Switch – operating system to be installed solely on the premise of the company.