More than foreign science and technology media reports, Microsoft's Container Azure service is now fully listed. The service provides container scheduling and coordination for cloud computing, based on this service, Microsoft will Mesos, Docker and Azure together. In December 2015, Microsoft officially closed the service. This service allows its users to choose to use Mesosphere's data center operating system (DC/OS) or Swarm/Compose's Docker system, and to deploy and coordinate their containers. The service was first published in September 2015, and in February this year released a public preview version.
Microsoft azure chief technology officer mark Russinovich told me, he thinks and using open source components and DC/OS Swarm/Compose, both of which are system based on open source projects, azure container service to stand out in the competition.
Russinovich also said that the company does not want to tell customers which system should be used. "Our job is to make sure that customers have a great experience when they use the company's cloud services." He said.
In fact, Microsoft and Mesosphere has a long history. At first, Microsoft and Mesosphere cooperation, allowing its users to run Azure on the DC/OS; the two companies also work together to allow the WindowsHyper-V container support DC/OS. In addition, Microsoft has made a strategic investment in the company. (it is said that last year, Microsoft had tried to buy Mesosphere, Russinovich certainly did not want to comment on it.)
Microsoft also believes that the use of these open source solutions, meaning that its users can freely move their workflow to the local deployment, or to solve the existing local deployment of mobile to Azure.
Microsoft in this series of service lineup, but the lack of Google's Kubernetes, it is also an open source project. Russinovich said Microsoft is currently focused on the customer requirements of the open source technology company. Obviously he is suggesting that its customers are not currently asking for Kubernetes's services, and perhaps the future Azure will be compatible with it.
Russinovich points out that many companies are shifting their workflow to Microsoft's containers.
Temporarily, business users also need direct access to scheduling support in Mesosphere and DC/OS. Russinovich said that Microsoft currently has no plans to provide support.