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?

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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)

 

Sources: 
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/