Earlier this summer I was out in Seattle for DockerCon. Among the people I interviewed was Taylor Brown of Microsoft. While Microsoft may not be the first company you think of when talking containers, they actually have a bunch going on. Taylor in fact leads the team focusing on the server container technology coming out of Windows e.g. Hyper-V containers and Windows server containers.
Taylor and I sat down and he took me through what his team has been up to and their goals for the future.
Take a listen
Some of the ground Taylor covers
- Taylor and his team support customers running Windows on Azure, Amazon, Google and others.
- The team has been working closely with Docker and the community contributing code to allow Docker to work with Windows
- Windows Server 2016 will come with full container support
- Following on Azure’s container services with Linux, they’re adding Windows support
- Goals for the future: performance and scaling are a big focus; security around authentication and authorization; also thinking about Linux containers on Windows
- Docker’s Close Integration with Windows Server – Redmond magazine
- Microsoft PowerShell Goes Open Source, Arrives On Linux, Mac – InformationWeek
- VIDEO: Ubuntu comes to the Windows desktop — OpenStack summit – Barton’s Blog
Pau for now…