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Docker Just Scored A Big Win With Microsoft Partnership

At the Ignite conference in Atlanta, Microsoft announced the general availability of Windows Server 2016. Along with it came a slew of other announcements related to Docker and containers. Microsoft would be bundling the commercial version of Docker with every copy of Windows Server 2016 with no additional cost. It would also provide support to all the customers using the commercial Docker Engine. Microsoft would also position and highlight Docker Datacenter, a container management platform from Docker, Inc., to its enterprise customer base.

The enterprise data center primarily runs on Windows and Linux. With over 60% of the x86 server market share, Windows Server is a dominant OS in the enterprise. The partnership between Microsoft and Docker brings containers to the massive community of developers using .NET and Windows. Though Microsoft had the history of pushing a parallel agenda, the new Microsoft is all for collaboration with the open source ecosystem. It decided to expose its container technology based on the standards defined by Docker. This decision benefits both the Microsoft ecosystem and the large open source community betting on containers.

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Janakiram MSV heads the Cloud Infrastructure Services at Aditi Technologies. He was the founder and CTO of Get Cloud Ready Consulting, a niche Cloud Migration and Cloud Operations firm that recently got acquired by Aditi Technologies. In his current role, he leads a highly talented engineering team that focuses on migrating and managing applications deployed on Amazon Web Services and Microsoft Windows Azure Infrastructure Services.
Janakiram is an industry analyst with deep understanding of Cloud services. Through his speaking, writing and analysis, he helps businesses take advantage of the emerging technologies. He leverages his experience of engaging with the industry in developing informative and practical research, analysis and authoritative content to inform, influence and guide decision makers. He analyzes market trends, new products / features, announcements, industry happenings and the impact of executive transitions.
Janakiram is one of the first few Microsoft Certified Professionals on Windows Azure in India. Demystifying The Cloud, an eBook authored by Janakiram is downloaded more than 100,000 times within the first few months. He is the Chief Editor of a popular portal on Cloud called www.CloudStory.in that covers the latest trends in Cloud Computing. Janakiram is an analyst with the GigaOM Pro analyst network where he analyzes the Cloud Services landscape. He is a guest faculty at the International Institute of Information Technology, Hyderabad (IIIT-H) where he teaches Big Data and Cloud Computing to students enrolled for the Masters course. As a passionate speaker, he has chaired the Cloud Computing track at premier events in India.
He has been the keynote speaker at many premier conferences, and his seminars are attended by thousands of architects, developers and IT professionals. His sessions are rated among the best in every conference he participates.
Janakiram has worked at the world-class product companies including Microsoft Corporation, Amazon Web Services and Alcatel-Lucent. Joining as the first employee of Amazon Web Services in India, he was the AWS Technology Evangelist. Prior to that, Janakiram spent 10 years at Microsoft Corporation where he was involved in selling, marketing and evangelizing the Microsoft Application Platform and Tools.