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Microsoft is racing to deliver streamlined application delivery to its customers in the Azure world. The recent developments in Windows 2016 Server continue to indicate that easy and flexible application delivery is a key tenant for Microsoft Azure and Hyper-V services. An example, is the recently released Container construct.

Containers are immutable building blocks that can be replicated nearly instantly. These Containers represent application isolation boundaries or ways to encapsulate programmatic structures. In virtualization terms, Containers are images or virtual machines. Examples of this are the OS, Kernel, applications such as .Net so it that can be shared and replicated. Also included would be your end user applications that are built on top of those same Containerized resources. Containers are supported in Azure and Hyper-V using Docker and PowerShell when using Windows 2016 Server.

The benefit of this Container construct is that you can replicate your application environment quickly and easily. This is a boon for application developers as it speeds the process of delivering quality applications. Need additional resources to support an influx of users; replicate your web server using only the parts and pieces of the OS and dependent applications. Sharing the predictable base of containers that you have already proven effective.

Container based methods have been around for a long time and now proven out by Microsoft in their Azure environment. It is now available in Windows 2016 and ready for companies to leverage their own environment in Azure, locally hosted Windows Server 2016 and Hyper-V environments.

Windows Server 2016 Blog Series

Innovative Integration is creating a whole series about Windows Server 2016 leading up to the September launch. To read other articles from this series, click here.

About Bob Mueller

Innovative helps you balance your business requirements, service levels, staff and infrastructure to make your IT as effective as possible. Bob Mueller is a Technical Consultant expertly skilled in Networking and Virtualization technologies. Since 1999, Bob has been recommending, planning, deploying, and providing support for organizations to align technology solutions with their business needs.

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