Is Azure a hypervisor? Azure is built on a customized Microsoft hypervisor called the Azure Hypervisor, highly optimized for the Azure cloud, whereas Hyper-V is a generalized platform hypervisor. As Azure continues to grow, useful features in its optimized hypervisor have made and continue to make their way into Hyper-V.
What is replacing Hyper-V? As replacement there is Azure HCI. You can check it here: https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/products/azure-stack/hci/hci-download/ At the same time, Microsoft will continue to support Hyper-V Server 2019 until the end of the lifecycle in 2029: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/lifecycle/products/hyperv-server-2019.
What OS does Azure use?
|Initial release||October 27, 2008|
|Operating system||Linux, Microsoft Windows, iOS, Android|
|Type||Web service, cloud computing|
|License||Proprietary for platform, MIT License for client SDKs|
What OS is Azure based on? For example, Azure’s Software Defined Network (SDN) is based on Linux.” Linux and open source have been on the rise for Microsoft users for more than 10 years, after Microsoft open sourced ASP.NET back in 2009, Guthrie told ZDNet.