The Linux and open-source landscapes are changing rapidly. With so many companies embracing remote work and operations this year, we’re seeing more organizations running large-scale, mission-critical Linux and open-source workloads than ever before.

IT teams need technical resources that can keep up—now. Even organizations that had already begun moving to the cloud are now finding that they need to accelerate and expand their cloud adoption. They need secure, scalable, and reliable cloud solutions that they can trust, but they also need to keep their costs down. Microsoft Azure checks all those boxes, and you can learn more at the Open Azure Day digital event.

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We know that today’s Linux and open-source professionals want customizable cloud solutions they can use with the tools they already love. We know they need meaningful support from software vendors to streamline their cloud adoption while keeping their operations running smoothly as they make the move. And we know they don’t want to get locked into having to work with just one particular vendor.

Working in close collaboration with Linux partners, Azure provides this much-needed choice and flexibility in hybrid cloud deployments. In fact, Linux is the fastest-growing platform on Azure and accounts for about half of all Azure compute cores.

Azure strongly supports and celebrates the open source community. We respect the incredible work open-source developers and partner organizations do, and we work to protect their intellectual property. We also listen closely to them to offer the support and flexibility they need from Azure to help them flourish. We are engaged in giving back to these communities, and we know it takes work to support vibrant, open ecosystems. We’ve also created many of our own open communities like Helm, VS Code, and Dapr to support more customers and users of the technology.

The power of Open Source is why we would like you to join us at Open Azure Day. This free digital event, happening on November 18, will show you the newest ways to rev up your mission-critical Linux and open-source apps and data with Azure. You’ll get tips, tools, and demos from open-source innovators like Red Hat, SUSE, Cloudera, VMware, Elastic, Redis Labs, Canonical, and HashiCorp, as well as from Microsoft insiders—register now.

We’ve planned Open Azure Day to help you learn specific ways to make your Linux and open-source work easier and more productive. Our goals for this event are to help you:

  • Run secure, seamless Linux and container apps the way you want, using your favorite tools.
  • Learn about Kubernetes and the cloud-native ecosystem.
  • Build unique hybrid and multicloud solutions that best suit your organization’s needs.
  • Take advantage of proven Microsoft and open-source partner solutions, with the integrated support you need get up and running quickly and stay that way.
  • Connect with open-source community experts and peers.

This event will feature two keynotes, four breakout sessions, and 12 on-demand technical deep dives into Linux and open-source technologies—including demos, code, and examples. We’ll begin the day with a keynote about the future of open cloud computing with me, Brendan Burns, Microsoft CVP of Azure Cloud Native and Open Source, and Scott Guthrie, Microsoft EVP of Cloud and AI. During this keynote, you’ll also hear from Brandon Pulsipher, Adobe Cloud Engineering and Operations VP, who’ll share how Adobe built Linux workloads on Azure from scratch.

Then, to fill you in on the Linux world’s latest updates, Sarah Novotny, who sits on the Linux Foundation Board of Directors and is part of the Microsoft Azure Office of the CTO, will lead discussions with VIPs from Red Hat, SUSE, Elastic, HashiCorp, and Cloudera. Following that, the breakout sessions and technical deep dives will feature Linux rock stars who’ll share best practices and insights for getting more from your open-source apps, data, and infrastructure on Azure.

You’ll be among the first to learn about the latest products and services spanning the entire Linux ecosystem in the event’s previews and announcements. This event will include a live chat where you can connect with the experts, ask them your questions about migrating and operating your Linux solutions on Azure, and network with your peers. We’ll also feature stories from Microsoft customers who boosted their productivity and innovation using Linux on Azure, plus contests with prizes during the event.

Register for Open Azure Day and join me on November 18. 

Check out the keynotes and sessions:

Be Future Ready with Azure: The Open Cloud

Keynote featuring Brendan Burns (Microsoft), Scott Guthrie (Microsoft), and Brandon Pulsipher (Adobe) | 10:00 AM – 10:20 AM Pacific Time

A Fireside Chat with Linux Experts: Trends, Challenges, and Paradigm Shift

Keynote by Sarah Novotny (Microsoft) with special guests | 10:20 AM – 11:00 AM Pacific Time
Special guests:

  • Matt Hicks, EVP (Red Hat)
  • Thomas Di Giacomo, PhD, President (SUSE)
  • Steve Mayzak, Field CTO (Elastic)
  • Armon Dadgar, Co-Founder and CTO (HashiCorp)
  • Arun C. Murthy, CPO (Cloudera)

Managing Linux Workloads in Azure with the Latest Technical Advancements

Session by Donovan Brown (Microsoft) with Linux partners | 11:00 AM – 11:30 AM Pacific Time
Featured partners:

  • Stefanie Chiras, PhD, SVP (Red Hat)
  • Brent Schroeder, CTO (SUSE)
  • Nicholas Dimotakis, VP (Canonical)

Streamlining Your Application Lifecycle Management with the Right Infrastructure Capabilities

Session by Brian Ketelsen (Microsoft) with Linux partners | 11:00 AM – 11:30 AM Pacific Time
Featured partners:

  • Anubhav Mishra, Technical Advisor (HashiCorp)
  • Eli Aleyner, Director of Cloud Products (VMware)
  • Amy Ghate, Sr. Solutions Architect (Elastic)

Essentials of Security Across Your Linux Workloads and the Cloud Platform

Session by Scott Woodgate (Microsoft), Amar Gowda (Microsoft), and Lech Sandecki, Product Manager (Canonical) | 11:00 AM – 11:30 AM Pacific Time

Open Source and Azure Data: Now and Next

Session by Sunil Kamath (Microsoft) | 11:00 AM – 11:30 AM Pacific Time

Deploying Containerized Apps Faster and More Reliably with Azure Red Hat OpenShift

Session by Oren Kashi (Red Hat) and Ahmed Sabbour (Microsoft) | On demand

Running Kubernetes Everywhere with Rancher

Session by Thomas Di Giacomo, PhD (SUSE) and Sheng Liang (Rancher Labs) | On demand

Canonical and Microsoft: Securing, Strengthening, and Simplifying Your Linux Stack

Session by Shaun Murphy (Canonical) | On demand

Turbocharging Software Development Velocity with VMware Tanzu and Azure

Session by Adib Saikali (VMware) | On demand

Search Made Simple: Gaining Speed, Scale, and Relevance with Enterprise Search

Session by Amy Ghate (Elastic) | On demand

Which Service Is Right for Your Java Apps on RHEL?

Session by Theresa Nguyen (Microsoft) and James Falkner (Red Hat) | On demand

Open Source at Microsoft

Session by John Gossman (Microsoft) and Stormy Peters (Microsoft) | On demand

Big Data Industry Best Practices: A Deep Look into Cloudera Data Platform

Session by Ram Venkatesh (Cloudera) | On demand

How Minecraft Realms Migrated to Azure Database for MySQL for Improved Gameplay, Better Interoperability, and Cost Efficiency

Session by Amol Bhatnagar (Microsoft) | On demand

Building Resilient, Mission-Critical Apps with Azure Database for PostgreSQL

Session by Sridhar Ranganathan (Microsoft) | On demand

Building Mission-Critical Apps with the New Azure Cache for Redis, Enterprise Tiers

Session by Amiram Mizne (Redis Labs) | On demand

Architecting Secure, Enterprise-Ready Solutions for the Cloud with Azure and MySQL

Session by Andrea Lam (Microsoft) | On demand

Join us by registering for Open Azure Day today—and find out new ways to do more with Linux on Azure. We’re looking forward to seeing you!

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