Microsoft and Docker recently announced the expansion of their partnership, bringing Docker to Windows Server and Azure.
What is Docker?
There are a number of use cases that make Docker excited and valuable to organizations
- Automating the packaging and deployment of applications
- Creation of lightweight, private PaaS environments
- Automated testing and continuous integration/deployment
- Deploying and scaling web apps, databases and backend services
How is it different than virtualization?
So, what’s coming?
- Docker support for Linux VMs in Azure (available today)
- Docker support for Windows VMs in Azure
- Docker support for Windows Server (on-premises, hosted cloud and any public cloud provider – including Azure)
- Windows Server container images in Docker Hub (alongside 45,000 other images)
Microsoft Azure – http://azure.microsoft.com/blog/2014/10/15/new-windows-server-containers-and-azure-support-for-docker/
Microsoft Open Technologies – http://msopentech.com/blog/2014/10/15/docker-containers-coming-microsoft-linux-server-near/
Docker – https://blog.docker.com/2014/10/docker-microsoft-partner-distributed-applications/