Docker Gets Windows Server Support

Microsoft has announced that it will begin including Docker within its future releases of Windows Server. The announcement was made via a press release on the Microsoft blog. As of last month, Docker had been downloaded for Linux over 21 million times. Linux developers have enjoyed Docker for quite sometime and Docker is even becoming a staple within certain distribution communities as it is being bundled with certain Linux releases. It was only fitting that the Windows Server team follow suit and begin implementing Docker into its newest releases as well.

Solomon Hykes of Docker mentions, “The strength of Windows Server in the enterprise makes its inclusion into the Docker project a watershed event for the Docker community and ecosystem.” Hykes adds, “Creating a common approach and user interface for containerization and distributed applications will catalyze a new wave of applications that will be transformative across all organizations.”

Scott Guthrie of Microsoft commented saying, “We recognize the importance of providing flexibility to our customers as they look to innovate in this mobile-first, cloud-first world. To deliver this flexibility, we are already providing first-class support for Docker and Linux on our rapidly growing cloud platform, Microsoft Azure. Our partnership with Docker further deepens our commitment to help create an open platform powered by choice, bringing together Windows Server and Linux to drive application innovation.”

The news of Docker and Windows Server comes on the heels of Docker’s sale of dotCloud and it’s acquisition of $40M in venture capital funding. Docker has forged several partnerships within the cloud community and the Docker organization seems to continuously grow as it’s innovative containerization technique continues to become a mainstream method of delivering enterprise IT applications using the cloud. All things considered, 2014 is shaping up to be a sensational year for the Docker crew as their creation continues to change the way organizations deliver enterprise class applications.