Microsoft Server Now Supports Docker Containers

Microsoft Server Now Supports Docker Containers

First released as a Technical Preview version on October 1, 2014 and later released under general availability on October 12, 2016, Windows Server 2016 is the newest version of Microsoft's signature server operating system. It was developed alongside Windows 10, offering many of the same functions and features. Of course, Windows Server 2016 also introduces several new features, including Active Directory Federation Services, Windows Defender antimalware, Remote Desktop Services to support OpenGL 4.4 and OpenCL 1.1., Storage Services, Failover Clustering, Web Application Proxy for preauthorization of HTTP Basic, and ISS:10 support for HTTP/2, and Windows PowerShell 5.1.

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6 Reasons to Use Docker Containers

6 Reasons to Use Docker Containers

Originally created by Solomon Hykes while working at the platform-as-a-service (PaaS) company dotCloud in 2013, Docker is an open-source virtual container that automates the deployment of applications within the virtualized environment. What makes it unique, however, is the way in which applications are handled. With Docker, everything needed to run the application (code, runtime, tools, libraries, etc) is placed in the container; thus, guaranteeing that it will run the same in the any environment.

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