Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Microsoft Announces Hyper-V Containers for Next Gen Cloud

Microsoft announced plans to offer containers with a "level of isolation previously reserved only for fully dedicated physical or virtual machines." The company said the goal of its new Hyper-V Containers is to ensure code running in one container remains isolated and cannot impact the host operating system or other containers running on the same host.

The announcement follows an alliance with Docker disclosed last October to bring containers to developers across the Docker and Windows ecosystems via Windows Server Containers, available in the next version of Windows Server.

The new Hyper-V containers will offer an additional deployment option between Windows Server Containers and the Hyper-V virtual machine. In addition, applications developed for Windows Server Containers can be deployed as a Hyper-V Container without modification, providing greater flexibility for operators who need to choose degrees of density, agility, and isolation in a multi-platform, multi-application environment.

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