In a bid to give a boost to its Azure platform, Microsoft has announced its plans to acquire San Francisco-based startup Deis. According to its announcement, Microsoft plans to leverage Deis's expertise in container technology to make Azure the best place to run containerized workloads.

Microsoft gives Azure a boost with Deis acquisition

From Microsoft:

To support this vision, we're pleased to announce that Microsoft has signed an agreement to acquire Deis – a company that has been at the center of the container transformation. Deis gives developers the means to vastly improve application agility, efficiency and reliability through their Kubernetes container management technologies.

Microsoft says it is also leaning on Deis for its experience in open source technology, and area to which the Redmond giant has been increasingly turning its attention recently.

The monetary value of the deal hasn't been disclosed, but you can read up more on the acquisition from both Microsoft and at Deis.