Docker Datacenter comes to Microsoft Azure
Thu 23 Jun 2016
Docker Datacenter (DDC), the open source project’s end-to-end platform for application development and container management, is now available on Microsoft’s Azure Marketplace, as well as in customers’ on-premises data centres globally.
Announcing the integration on Tuesday at the DockerCon 16 conference in Seattle, Mark Russinovich, chief technology officer of Microsoft Azure, said that the Datacenter addition would allow businesses to benefit from container management and deployment services running on both public and private Azure infrastructure.
‘Deployment from the Azure Marketplace using pre-defined ARM (Azure Resource Manager) templates simplifies and reduces the time to stand up Docker Datacenter and get productive,’ he added.
As well as managing containers in the Microsoft public cloud, users will be able to use Docker Datacenter in hybrid cloud deployments and Azure Stack private clouds, which enable customers to run aspects of Microsoft’s cloud in their own data centres.
‘As you’ve seen over the past couple years, at Microsoft we’ve been rapidly releasing container innovation to the Windows and Linux ecosystems – partnering with industry leaders like Docker and Mesosphere to deliver container solutions that help companies build and deploy applications at cloud speed and scale, whatever their choice of platform or tools,’ continued Russinovich.
Docker’s Trisha McCanna also explained in a statement: ‘With our new cloud templates pre-built for Docker Datacenter, developers and IT operations can frictionlessly move dockerized applications to a… Microsoft Azure environment without any code changes. Now businesses can quickly realize greater efficiency of computing and operations resources and Docker supported container management and orchestration in just a few steps.’
Amazon Web Services (AWS) also announced this week that its Quick Start tool for key workloads can now automate the deployment of Docker Datacenter on the AWS cloud. ‘This Quick Start was built in collaboration with Docker and enables customers to build a highly available Docker Datacenter environment on AWS in 20-30 minutes, in accordance with best practices from AWS and Docker,’ it said.