Availability Of Clear Linux* OS Announced

Microsoft announces the availability of Clear Linux* OS for Intel® Architecture in the Azure Marketplace. Clear Linux OS is a free, open source Linux distribution built from the ground up for cloud and data center environments. It has been tuned to maximize the performance as well as the value of the Intel architecture. 
Microsoft Azure is the first public cloud provider which offers Clear Linux. Some more information about the Clear Linux offerings in Azure Marketplace which Microsoft announced are the following, as per the official blog.
  • A bare-bones VM, intended to serve as a starting point for those wanting to explore and build out a system with bundles of their choosing;
  • A container image that includes the popular Docker container runtime, and,
  • A sample solution image for developing machine learning applications, pre-loaded with popular open source tools
Microsoft states,
“The availability of Clear Linux in Azure Marketplace adds more open source options to the portfolio of teams and organizations that are looking to accelerate business value and increase agility in the cloud, and it’s a testament to our continued focus on great experiences for Linux users in the hybrid cloud.”
KY Srinivasan from the Enterprise Open Source Team at Microsoft, states, 
“Our team is delighted to have worked with Intel since day one on this project, and to bring Clear Linux to Azure Marketplace and our customers as a result of that collaboration.”