The Benefits and Limitations of Running Linux on Hyper-V

Choice is good.

In my 20+ years of experience in the IT industry, I’ve seen few—if any—clients who use a Windows environment exclusively. It’s a heterogeneous world. The reality is, most organizations prefer to choose from a variety of operating systems, software, hardware and hypervisors; depending on what best suits the information needs of the organization. In this day and age, it’s necessary to have a cloud solution flexible enough to support it all. 

It’s no surprise that most players in the cloud space are pushing collaborations and creating a new type of partnership ecosystem where multiple vendors’ products complement and support one another. Microsoft is no exception. Microsoft once solely focused on proprietary, closed software. Now it embraces Linux, an open-source operating system, and a significant competitor. For those looking to run Linux on Hyper-V, that’s good news. Not only does it mean you’ll experience better performance, but it’s proof positive that things are changing.

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