The New Stack Makers

Episode 194: Why Azure App Service Embraces Containers and Now Runs on Linux

October 5th, 2017  •  12 mins 14 secs  •  Download (28.3 MB)  •  Link with Timestamp

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A long running narrative about complexity has served as a story line for many years in the communities that made distributed systems possible. For example, Microsoft recently announced that Azure App Service now runs on Linux. The underlying infrastructure depends on Docker to run containers that are either built in with specific stack versions, or developers’ own custom containers. Microsoft is participating in open source communities and using technologies to abstract complexities for developers building web applications.

"It allows to deploy, run and scale web apps quickly without thinking about the infrastructure," said Ahmed Elnably, Program Manager II at Microsoft, in an interview at Open Source Summit.

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