Linux on Windows Azure-Endorsed Distributions
The distribution images on the Gallery are provided by the following partners and we are working with the community to bring even more endorsed distributions. In the meantime you can always Bring your Own Linux following the guidelines in this page.
Canonical engineering and open community governance drive Ubuntu's success in client, server and cloud computing, including personal cloud services for consumers. Canonical's vision of a unified free platform in Ubuntu, from phone to cloud, with a family of coherent interfaces for the phone, tablet, TV and desktop, makes Ubuntu the first choice for diverse institutions from public cloud providers to the makers of consumer electronics, and a favorite among individual technologists.
With developers and engineering centers around the world, Canonical is uniquely positioned to partner with hardware makers, content providers and software developers to bring Ubuntu solutions to market, from PCs to servers and handheld devices.
OpenLogic is a leading provider of enterprise open source solutions for the cloud and the data center. OpenLogic helps hundreds of leading enterprise across a wide range of industries to safely acquire, support, and control open source software. OpenLogic offers commercial-grade technical support and indemnification for 600 open source packages backed by the OpenLogic Expert Community, including enterprise level support for CentOS as well as being the launch partner for providing Centos images on Windows Azure.
Oracle’s strategy is to offer a broad portfolio of solutions for public and private clouds, while giving customers choice and flexibility in how they deploy Oracle software in Oracle clouds as well as other clouds. Oracle’s partnership with Microsoft enables customers to deploy Oracle software in Microsoft public and private clouds with the confidence of certification and support from Oracle. Oracle’s commitment and investment in Oracle public and private cloud solutions is unchanged.
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server on Windows Azure is a proven platform that provides superior reliability and security for cloud computing. SUSE's versatile Linux platform seamlessly integrates with Windows Azure cloud services to deliver an easily manageable cloud environment. And with more than 9,200 certified applications from over 1,800 independent software vendors for SUSE Linux Enterprise Server, SUSE ensures that workloads running supported in the data center can be confidently deployed on Windows Azure.
The following table shows the different distribution versions, Linux Integration Services (LIS) drivers and Windows Azure Linux Agent versions that have been tested to work on Windows Azure. LIS drivers are available at http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=34603. Linux Agent versions are available at https://github.com/windowsazure/walinuxagent.
The table also includes a link to the Kernel compatibility patch required by some distribution versions to work optimally in Windows Azure.