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.
ACS built on top of work the Azure team had done with Docker and Mesosphere to deliver a production ready container service that was based on Docker, Apache Mesos, and open source components from Mesosphere's Datacenter Operating System (DCOS).
The open-sourced ACS Engine, available on GitHub, "will allow us to share with the community how we deploy DC/OS, Swarm and Kubernetes, and collaborate on best practices for orchestrating containers on Azure, both public and on Azure Stack," said officials in a blog post today.
And on November 14, Microsoft plans to release "a new experience" to allow developers to set up integration and deployment of multi-container Linux apps using Visual Studio, Visual Studio Team Services, and Visual Studio Code.