“Microsoftâ€™s restricting of Azure Server to a handful of vendors and certifying to a limited set of known hardware configurations will work. But itâ€™s a policy that historically helped usher open-source and Linux towards broad success on servers and HPC.
If Microsoft wants true ubiquity of Azure Server, then it should have turned the whole proposition around. Not fit the hardware to the code but, rather, make the code work with the hardware by letting those from outside do the heavy lifting.
That, however, is called â€œopen sourceâ€ and open source is as much not part of the Microsoft model”
See Microsoft: Why we had to tie Azure Stack to boxen we picked for youI’ve long held that the lack of modularity/high level of integration/mixing of stuff in TOOS is a weakness and endless source of problems. Well, in its old age, that’s a weakness for M$ itself. Not being able to sell software unbundled from hardware is a terrible deficit in a world where people are building open servers.
Enjoy your bitter pill, M$. You’re like the dinosaurs that succeeded so well that they died off… Bye-bye.