Azure Container Service (ACS) allows developers to orchestrate applications using Apache Mesos or Docker Swarm. ACS also enables users to migrate container workloads to and from Azure without code changes, according to Microsoft.
Under the hood, ACS allows users to create, configure and manage a cluster of virtual machines that are prconfigured to run containerized applications.
In related news, Microsoft joined the new DC/OS open source project today, April 19. DC/OS is Mesosphere's open-source DC/OS Datacenter Operating System, which can be used for running complex, distributed container applications using Docker or other container formats. Other corporate members of the DC/OS project include Accenture, Cisco and Hewlett Packard Enterprise.