Microsoft is now trying to use Google’s secret cloud weapon against it

October 24, 2017 Off By Hoofer
Grazed from Business Insider.  Author: Matt Weinberger

On Tuesday, Microsoft unveiled the Azure Container Service, a new service for the Azure cloud computing platform that’s built on Kubernetes — a mega-popular open source cloud technology built by Google.

Kubernetes is a software project that started out as a way for Google to manage its massive server infrastructure and has since become a  go-to tool for modern software developers .

While the market-leading Amazon Web Services and Microsoft Azure both offer some kind of support for Kubernetes, Google Cloud prides itself on being the first and best place to use the software, given that it was invented there.


Now, with Azure Container Service — abbreviated as AKS, to mark its place in the world of Kubernetes — Microsoft is betting that Azure can beat Google Cloud in the Kubernetes game. AKS makes it easy, or at least easier, for customers to run Kubernetes at large scales, with boosted management and maintenance tools. It’s available as a free beta for the time being, says Microsoft.

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