Gnu/Linux is number one on Microsoft Azure, a cloud services platform.
The growth trend of Gnu/Linux in 2016 was 33% of virtual machines running Gnu/Linux, in 2017 it was 40%, in 2018 50% and in 2019 the trend was still up, with Gnu/Linux outperforming Windows on the Microsoft platform for the first time.
Through an infographic published by Adir Ron, in his LinkedIn account, you can get the data:
Over 50% of Azure’s virtual machine cores are running Linux
Linux-based images account for 60% of the images available on Azure Marketplace
Microsoft Azure Top 100 Customers Deploy Workloads with Linux
Microsoft offers all major Linux distributions, from Red Hat to SUSE, Ubuntu, Debian, CentOS, CoreOS and openSUSE .
In fact, Microsoft has also opened the door to BSD with FreeBSD
Azure offers two natively supported managed Kubernetes orchestration services: Azure Kubernetes Service and Azure Red Hat OpenShift