When it comes to Azure, Microsoft is all in to winning customers of all sorts. With Azure, Microsoft is catering customers’ needs and choices, allowing them to quickly build, deploy and manage applications by offering the broadest set of operating systems, languages, and services of any public cloud—from Windows, SQL and .NET to Python, Ruby, Node.js, Java, Hadoop, Linux, and Oracle. Last month, they announced the support for Docket in Azure platform. Docker is an open-source engine that automates the deployment of any application as a portable, self-sufficient container that will run almost anywhere – including Microsoft Azure. Today, they announced the plans to work with Google and Docker to bring support for both Kubernetes and libswarm open source projects on the Microsoft Azure platform.
Announced in June, Kubernetes is a declarative container management solution supporting orchestration and scheduling of Docker containers, originally built on top of Google Compute Engine. Microsoft Open Technologies’ contribution to this GitHub project will enable Kubernetes capabilities on top of Azure Linux Virtual Machines. This will offer additional options to our developers who want to use Linux containers and manage them with Kubernetes.
Likewise, MS Open Tech is supporting Docker’s libswarm project, which offers imperative management on Docker, so that libswarm will natively support Azure in enabling deployment of containers on Azure Virtual Machines.
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