Chapter 19. Azure containers

Containers, Docker, and Kubernetes have gained a huge following in a few short years. In the same way that server virtualization started to change how IT departments ran their datacenters in the mid-2000s, modern container tools and orchestrators are now shaking up how we build and run applications. There’s nothing that inherently connects the growth of containers with cloud computing, but when combined, they provide a great way to develop applications with a cloud-native approach.

Entire books have been written on Docker and Kubernetes, but let’s go on a whirlwind introduction and see how you can quickly run containers in Azure. There’s a powerful suite of Azure services dedicated to containers that aligns more ...

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