This means that any Azure customer can immediately get a Debian 7 & 8 virtual machines up & running in Azure in just a few minutes & know the distribution is up to date & supported.
<taken from the Azure blog>
Today we are announcing the availability of Debian GNU/Linux as an endorsed distribution in the Azure Marketplace in collaboration with credativ.
Debian is a free operating system that comes with over 43,000 packages and runs in many architectures and even different kernels. The 64-bit version of Debian GNU/Linux for Intel architecture is one of the most popular Linux distributions in the market, used by developers, governments, enterprises, application architects and derivative developers alike.
With this announcement, customers are able to provision Debian-based virtual machines in Microsoft Azure by selecting the most up-to-date point versions of Debian 7 (codename “wheezy”) and Debian 8 (codename “jessie”) built by credativ.
Read more at the Microsoft Azure blog:
- Announcing availability of Debian GNU/Linux as an endorsed distribution in Azure Marketplace