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Microsoft buys Linux distribution maker Kinvolk to boost Azure cloud services

Microsoft buys Linux distribution maker Kinvolk to boost Azure cloud services

Microsoft has bought Flatcar Linux distro maker Kinvolk to boost its Azure cloud services. Kinvolk specializes in software container environments on Azure and other public clouds, and its Flatcar dristro packs multiple optimizations for running containerized applications, which can be run unchanged in across multiple computing environments.

Microsoft Corp. has bought Kinvolk GmbH, the Berlin-based startup behind a specialized Linux distribution used to power software container environments on Azure and other public clouds.

The technology giant announced the deal today in a post on its Azure blog. 

Kinvolk’s Linux distribution is called Flatcar Linux and packs multiple optimizations for running containerized applications, which can be run unchanged in across multiple computing environments.

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