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Microsoft Brings Containers to Windows, Azure

Partnership will enable developers to load and move Windows apps in Docker containers, just as they now do for Linux workloads.

(Source: Microsoft)
(Source: Microsoft)

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Laurianne
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Laurianne,
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10/15/2014 | 2:42:00 PM
Re: Microsoft wants Windows developers to have Docker
Interesting counter to Red Hat. I wonder what Red Hat's next play is.
Charlie Babcock
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10/15/2014 | 1:03:53 PM
Microsoft wants Windows developers to have Docker
Al Hilwa, the IDC software development expert, noted in an email message that Microsoft spotted the enthusiasm of developers for Docker early on. It offered some Docker support on Azure and today's announcement "is about supporting it more directly inside Windows. It is a bit of engineering but Microsoft wisely decided that they did not want to leave Windows developers out of the Docker party."
Charlie Babcock
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10/15/2014 | 12:54:46 PM
Linux apps come closer to running under data center Windows
Microsoft has previously allowed certain Linuxes to run on the Azure cloud in a Hyper-V container. So it was possible to run a Linux application there, provided you knew enough about the app to match it up with an appropriate copy of Linux. With Docker supported by Windows Server, it will be much easier to get a Linux application to run in a Hyper-V virtual machine in the data center. Any Windows Server supporting Docker should be take a Dockerized Linux app and run it in a virtual machine. There are 45,000 such apps available on the Docker Hub.
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