Dec 05 2017
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Apr 15 2021
1. Microsoft pushing different container orchestration platforms simultaneously and it's difficult to decide where to invest time learning and implementing. There is swarm, DC/OS, kubernetes and service fabric. So question is which container orchestration is supported for windows container and worth investing time and money into?
Dec 05 2017 09:11 AM
Great question – we’ve got a number of options available for you including: Docker Swarm, Kubernetes, Service Fabric and soon DC/OS. At the end of the day the choice is yours – if you have existing deployments that might be the best place to start, if you are coming into this space as a new user I would recommend playing around with two just to provide some comparisons but I would make one of those Kubernetes as that is clearly emerging as the orchestrator of choice across the industry and with many customers.
Thanks for the great question - hope this helps!
Dec 05 2017 09:12 AM
Dec 05 2017 09:23 AM
Several Kubernetes distributions have announced support forthcoming and it is available in preview on Azure though ACS (which is how I use it). Swarm and Service Fabric are supported on-prem today.
Dec 05 2017 09:27 AM - edited Dec 05 2017 09:48 AM
The AKS team is working on adding support next year (not being a direct member of that team I don't want to commit on specific dates for them...) but the goal is hybrid deployments - i.e. mix of Linux and Windows nodes. If you want to play with something now take a look at https://anthonychu.ca/post/windows-containers-aci-connector-kubernetes/... Anthony is one of our Cloud Developer Advocates and has been doing some nice work in this space.