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Microsoft Acquires Kubernete Container Vendor Deis

Deis changes the ship, joins Microsoft

Microsoft signed an agreement to acquire Deis, a company that provides Kubernetes container management technologies to vastly improve application agility, efficiency and reliability.

In addition to their container expertise, the Deis team “brings a depth of open source technology experience – furthering Microsoft’s commitments to improve developer productivity and to provide choice and flexibility for our customers everywhere,” writes Scott Guthrie.

“We look forward to making Azure the best place to run containerized workloads,” says Deis.

With this acquistion, Deis’ technology will make it even easier for customers to work with existing Microsoft container portfolio including “Linux and Windows Server Containers, Hyper-V Containers and Azure Container Service,” no matter what tools they choose to use, Guthrie says.

The Windows IoT Azure DM Client Library is now available, providing an open-source library for developers to add device management capabilities to Azure connected Windows IoT Core devices.

While enterprise device management for Windows has been available for many years, the new service makes capabilities such as device restart, certificate and application management available via Azure IoT Hub.

Azure Resource Manager provides a lot of benefits with support for tagging, RBAC, and infrastructure orchestration using templates. Microsoft on Monday, announced the availability of migration of ExpressRoute for Classic to Azure Resource Manager IaaS migration.

As part of Azure Resource Manager, Virtual Machines gain these new capabilities plus additional compute specific capabilities such as:

  • Ability to resize to any VM size without having to delete and recreate the VM
  • Ability to migrate to managed disks which provide a simplified management experience while also providing higher availability by leveraging multiple storage controllers for availability sets with multiple instances
  • Support for 3 fault domains and 20 update domains

It’s time to upgrade your system to Azure AD Connect. As announced a year ago, support will end April 13 for Windows Azure Active Directory Sync (DirSync) and Azure Active Directory Sync (Azure AD Sync).

About 35,000 customers have made the switch to Azure AD Connect so far – and all users will need to do so in the next few days to avoid service disruptions.

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