Microsoft Buying Deis To Facilitate Kubernetes on Azure

Apr 12, 2017, 00:32
Microsoft Buying Deis To Facilitate Kubernetes on Azure

Tech Crunch notes that the purchase is clearly about the technology however, given how hard it is to find the right talent for creating Kubernetes-centric services, the deal also brings Microsoft Corporation new talent with deep understanding of the container orchestration system.

"From the early days of containers through [to] the rise of Kubernetes, Deis has always been focused on building and contributing open-source technologies that make life easy for developers and operators to build and run applications".

"Deis gives developers the means to vastly improve application agility, efficiency and reliability through their Kubernetes container management technologies", Guthrie said. Because containers are also typically very small, developers can pack lots of them onto a single computer. AWS may still hold the dominant position in the cloud computing market, but new marketing research suggests that it faces serious competition from Microsoft Azure, especially in the highly lucrative enterprise space, according to Data Dynamics. The same Synergy research estimates the quarterly public cloud infrastructure service revenues now touches $7 billion per quarter and will likely grow by 50 percent per year over the coming years.

While Microsoft Azure continues to gain more grounds in the cloud computing space, reports have been coming in that Amazon Web Services, another leader in the industry is losing some. The startup also offers training and services around Kubernetes.

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Deis is part of the Microsoft response.

"At Microsoft, we've seen explosive growth in both interest and deployment of containerized workloads on Azure, and we're committed to ensuring Azure is the best place to run them", Microsoft's executive VP for its cloud and enterprise group Scott Guthrie writes today. Financial terms of the deal were however, not provided.

With the acquisition, Deis will get a chance to take its open source projects to a much wider audience.

With the acquisition, some say Microsoft's open source tools and cloud service, Azure, will greatly benefit from the way Deis aims to simplify the way applications are designed and operated. From our new home at Microsoft you should expect nothing less. I look forward to seeing the impact their contributions will have on Azure and the Microsoft developer experience.