Microsoft is set to roll out technology in the third quarter that will allow VMware-based virtual machines to run on its Azure public cloud, multiple sources familiar with the software giant's plans told CRN this week.

The sources said VMware customers will essentially be able to create a VMware environment on Azure that matches what they're running locally in their data center. This will allow them to quickly and easily move workloads -- and all of their associated configurations -- back and forth in a hybrid cloud.

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