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Knowledgeable insiders within Microsoft reported that on June 7 Redmond giant is going to formally introduce a framework Antares and support Linux virtual machines with the persistent storage. Until now, support for Linux in virtual machines Azure was also, but when you restart the virtual machine was lost – the lack of persistence interfered with the normal operation of this cloud hosting.

Azure is a “cloud” platform for applications that can store data and run applications in data centers, Microsoft’s virtual machine.The client pays for the resources and capacities, which are involved in the application.

Full support for Linux VM Azure will more fully compete with today’s leading cloud hosting – Amazon Web Services.

Antares framework designed specifically for hosting web applications that use the popular Open Source technologies like Node.js and Hadoop.