Boston, MA 10/16/2014 (wallstreetpr) – Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) partnered with Docker Inc. to support new container technologies in an open platform and deliver the application through Windows Server.

Business climate is now requiring higher levels of innovations and the demand for distribution of such applications in an open platform are gradually growing. Docker created a platform to address the growing needs of customers through containerization approach.

It supports developers and organizations to create different container applications by utilizing the Docker’s platform either through Windows Server or Linux. So, it creates an agile environment for developers that enables the real-time changes and also increases the productivity.

Strategic relationship

Both Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) and Docker customers will benefit from this partnership as it allows Windows Server and cloud service (Microsoft Azure) customers to use the Docker’s open source community.

At the same time, Docker Engine will work with the next version of Windows Server and provides images for both Windows Server and Linux through its community-driven Docker Hub. As a result, the developer communities will get access over the innovation that will help in increasing their agility toward development.

Then, the hub will integrate the Microsoft Azure through Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT)’s Azure Management Portal and Azure Gallery that allow the developers to access Docker’s multicontainer applications.

Conclusive remark

Docker’s Chief Operating Officer, Solomon Hykes said that the inclusion of the Docker project with Microsoft will transform the entire ecosystem of Docker as Windows Server has a substantial strength over enterprises. So, the integration will create a standard interface for distributed applications and containerization that will be changes across all organizations.

Even, Microsoft’s executive VP, Cloud & Enterprise, Scott Guthrie said the association will bring flexibility to customers in the rapidly changing technology (mobile-first, cloud-first) world. So, the company will support Decker and Linux through its cloud service (Microsoft Azure).

Scott also said the collaboration will strengthen Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT)’s commitment towards Docker and create an open platform for both Windows Server and Linux for new applications.