Microsoft has acquired Deis a container platform boosting Azure

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Microsoft has acquired Deis, which will provide a number tools that are essential for building and managing applications on Google’s Kubernetes container service. The price of this acquisition is not disclosed yet.
In the recent time containers have been at the forefront of cloud transformation these let organizations easily build, deploy and move applications to and from the cloud.

“At Microsoft, we’ve seen explosive growth in both interest and deployment of containerized workloads on Azure, and we’re committed to ensuring Azure is the best place to run them,” Microsoft’s executive VP for its cloud and enterprise group Scott Guthrie wrote in a blogpost. “To support this vision, we’re pleased to announce that Microsoft has signed an agreement to acquire Deis — a company that has been at the center of the container transformation.”

Microsoft at present already has a container orchestration service of its own Azure,but Deis will boost its ability with regards to the Kubernetes service.

“We expect Deis’ technology to make it even easier for customers to work with our existing container portfolio including Linux and Windows Server Containers, Hyper-V Containers and Azure Container Service, no matter what tools they choose to use,” Microsoft noted.

This acquisition will also bring Microsoft a team that is specialised in the source technology.Apart from this Deis also well versed in the Kubernetes, this will an asset for Microsoft especially considering the fact that there is a less number of professionals who are versed with the container orchestration service.

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Madhurima Goyal, From ITvoir News Desk

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