Yes, we have not gone crazy and nothing is wrong with your view. Azure Cloud Switch is the name of the Linux distribution that Microsoft has created. I repeat, Microsoft has created its own Linux distribution, you are not being the victim of a joke, it is totally real. We have already discussed Microsoft's participation in the Linux Foundation, Satya Nadella's love of Linux, and that Microsoft appeared as one of the kernel developers when they were integrating HyperV technology.
Well now, Microsoft has decided to launch this Linux distribution for network devices known as Azure Cloud Switch. This Microsoft distro can be installed on routers and network switches To manage your traffic, remember that these network devices are like small computers that have many of the components that a personal computer has, such as a microprocessor, operating system, etc.
Those of Redmond have opted for Linux for its distribution, all great news. Linus Torvalds said that Linux would have won the battle When Microsoft created software for Linux, it has already done it for Android with, for example, its Office, they use Linux servers, they have intervened in the development of the kernel and now they create a distribution. I think Mr Torvalds can be satisfied.
With Azure Cloud Switch they are looking for greater flexibility, a better system to find and correct bugs, that is cross-platform, and high-performance functions that data centers or networks require. And regardless of technical data, it is still surprising. In fact, since the news came out has already led to jokes and comments What: "This is like when I saw Sonic on a Nintendo console. Has the world gone mad.","The world is going to end, Microsoft has created its Linux distribution»Or some with more humor like«It will be the first Linux with blue screens of death«.