One clear theme emerged when talking to Corey Sanders, director of compute for Azure. Sanders said containers are everywhere in Azure’s technology infrastructure. He says by far the great greatest use case is for developers who want to use containers to build new apps instead of virtual machines.
Microsoft in turn is using containers as a vital infrastructure for managing its own services within Azure and doing it using open source technology. Sanders views reflect the almost impossible to dispute fact that containers really are everywhere in the market and will continue to spread across infrastructure, be it public, on-premises or with a workload mix across all infrastructure environments.
Sanders, who joined us virtually at the Open Source Summit in Los Angeles from his office in New Jersey, said that he could talk for hours about containers. They simply are a fundamental shift in application deployment that reflect a new dimension of speed, portability and agility.
- Why Containers Are Everywhere in Microsoft Azure — For this latest episode of The New Stack Makers podcast, Sanders joined us from his office in New Jersey, to talk about containers and Azure, subjects he admitted he could discuss for hours. Containers, he explained, are a fundamental shift in application deployment that reflects a new dimension of speed, portability and agility. Containers allow for fast deployment, a portability across all hosted environments and agility to spin components up and down. Sanders said most developers do not want to use VMs. For developers, using a VM means doing such tasks as moving the disk around, and they don’t want to do that. Instead, developers want the abstractions that come with containers.