Docker Announces Partnership With Microsoft

Date 2016/9/27 8:53:23 | Topic: Company News

Today, Docker announced a commercial partnership with Microsoft to enable enterprises to modernize their application environments and create hybrid Windows applications using Commercially Supported Docker Engine (CS Docker Engine) and Docker Datacenter with Windows Server 2016.
As part of a new agreement, Microsoft and Docker will make the CS Docker Engine available to Windows Server 2016 customers at no additional cost. This will enable organizations to innovate more rapidly and accelerate time-to-value when building, shipping and running distributed applications. Docker Datacenter helps organizations manage heterogeneous environments of Windows and Linux workloads, running in both on-premises and cloud-based infrastructure, such as Microsoft Azure. As part of the commercial relationship, Microsoft will provide enterprise support options for CS Docker Engine, backed by Docker.

As part of the agreement, Docker and Microsoft will jointly promote Docker Datacenter, further enabling IT Pros to better secure the Windows software supply chain and manage containerized Windows workloads, whether on-premises, in the cloud or in hybrid environments. Docker Datacenter delivers an integrated platform for developers and IT to collaborate, bringing improved security, policy and controls to the application lifecycle without sacrificing agility or application portability. With Windows Server Containers and Docker Datacenter, IT Pros have the enterprise ready management they need to bring legacy applications to a modern application platform and allow developers to ship 13X faster while giving operations teams the ability to seamlessly migrate these workloads, for the first time, to the cloud.

Today, Windows Server dominates enterprise workloads, representing a majority of the server operating systems worldwide. Working with Docker, Microsoft is bringing the proven benefits of Docker on Linux to Windows developers and IT pros, to provide one platform for the entire application journey, whether organizations are Dockerizing legacy apps, moving those apps to microservices, or creating new applications. The same developer tools, Docker Datacenter management platform and underlying engine and interfaces will work for Windows workloads, Linux workloads, or hybrids. For Docker’s ecosystem, this doubles the addressable market and provides partners with access to opportunities in the Windows Server ecosystem.




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