Called the Cloud Platform System, the new appliance will run the same Azure APIs, services, hypervisor, and everything as the Azure public cloud and will be able to connect easily to the Azure public cloud.
Now that Azure users will be able to access the Docker Hub within the Azure management portal, it’s going to be a whole lot easier for developers to spin up Docker containers on Microsoft’s cloud.
Today Microsoft announced the general availability of its IaaS offering. This follows last week’s announcement from Amazon, who has reduced the price of Windows Server VMs in anticipation of the Microsoft announcement. Bill Hilf, GM for Windows Azure emphasized on the availability of PaaS and IaaS under one roof in his blog post. Here are some of his observations.
It’s that time of the year where Microsoft makes a set of announcements related to the Windows Azure platform. But with all the new players in the IaaS space, the company has some competition to contend with — especially from AWS.