Microsoft's self-professed Linux love is helping the company in the cloud.
During his keynote at DockerCon 2016 in Seattle today, Azure Chief Technology Officer Mark Russinovich showed off some of the new and upcoming ways Microsoft is adding more container support to its cloud and server products. He also revealed a couple of new interesting datapoints.
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.
Azure Stack is Microsoft's implementation of Azure interfaces and "experiences" for customers and partners who want to run the Microsoft cloud OS in their own datacenters.
According to Microsoft's blog post on June 21 outlining its DockerCon demonstrations, the company has seen a quadrupling of container customers, plus a doubling of container consumption in the first months of 2016