With the availability of virtual machines with Linux-based operating systems, you can now use Microsoft Azure to host Elastic Cloud Enterprise.
The following instructions are for Ubuntu 14.04 LTS virtual machines, but you can use any of the supported operating systems so long as the prerequisites are met.
You must run these commands from the Azure CLI, version 2.0 or later. You can download and run Azure CLI locally, or you can use the Cloud Shell >_ button to open it in the Azure portal. Alternatively, you can use the Azure portal UI to create your virtual machines.