Microsoft is bringing native support for Docker to Windows Server

Docker–and the concept of containers–is hot right now, and still gaining momentum. The ability to run virtualized apps in modular containers independent of the operating system enables organizations to be much more agile and efficient. Microsoft wants to incorporate that agility into Windows Server, so it has teamed up with Docker to bring native support for the container technology to Windows Server.

I wrote a blog post about the new partnership between Microsoft and Docker:

Docker has taken the DevOps world by storm, and that has caught the attention of Microsoft. Now, Microsoft and Docker are teaming up to bring native support for the container technology to the next generation(s) of Windows Server.

Docker is an open platform that enables organizations to run any application as a Docker container. The Docker containers can be implemented across virtually any infrastructure—delivering tremendous agility and flexibility for managing virtual applications. The container concept accelerates software development timeframes, and allows organizations to reduce costs and improve efficiency at the same time. It’s easy to understand why Docker is so popular.

There have been more than 21 million downloads of the Docker platform, and there are over 45,000 “Dockerized” applications available on the Docker Hub Registry, and 13,000-plus Docker-related projects on GitHub. Just last month Docker took in $40 million in another round of investment.

Major names in tech, like Rackspace, Google, and IBM have already pledged their support for Docker. Now Microsoft wants to bring the hot technology to Windows.

You can read the full story at Microsoft partners with Docker to bring containers to Windows Server.

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