Microsoft pledges Linux loyalty and launches Azure Container Instances to easily bring Linux containers to the cloud





Microsoft pledges Linux loyalty and launches Azure Container Instances to easily bring Linux containers to the cloud
As expected, Microsoft has joined the open-source Kubernetes developers group, the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF), as a platinum member. Kubernetes is the leading container orchestration program.

Microsoft has supported Kubernetes, which started as a Google project, for some time. In 2016, Microsoft hired Brandon Burns, a Google engineer who co-founded Kubernetes. Not long after, the Kubernetes 1.4 release became a part of Azure Container Service (ACS).

Linux is the future, and even closed-source champion Microsoft has gotten onboard. The Windows-maker is not only contributing to many open source projects, but developing software for the Linux desktop, with programs such as Skype. You can even install Linux distributions from the Windows Store nowadays. Hell, the company has even created a version of Microsoft Office that runs on Linux by way of Android! Yes, Google’s mobile operating system is Linux. Android is also what effectively killed the much maligned Windows Phone, so Microsoft clearly has no problem with joining forces with prior “enemies.”




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