Kubernetes rounds out Azure options, paves way for Windows Server Containers

Google’s Kubernetes container management system is now generally available for users of Microsoft’s Azure Container Service.

The ACS support is one of a set of changes Microsoft is rolling out to broaden Azure’s container management options and make them more open-ended and competitive. In a blog post, Microsoft proclaimed Azure “the only public cloud platform that provides a container service with the choice of the three most popular open source orchestrators available today.”

Bringing the power to all

Microsoft emphasized “choice” when it originally introduced Azure Container Service. Although it launched without Kubernetes, Azure did initially support Mesosphere DC/OS and Docker Swarm. Microsoft’s rationale for picking those systems was that the majority of its customers used them, and would be well served by having them supported.

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