Microsoft gives Azure a boost with Deis acquisition

In a bid to give a boost to its Azure platform, Microsoft has announced (opens in new tab) 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.

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.

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  • Oh start-ups. They all should have a single universal mission: To get acquired by one of the big boys.
  • That may actually be the idea, unless they have a service or product that could potentially make more money than what would be offered.
  • A Startup is looking for capital and here is another lucky one to find a source and hopefully it's a good thing.
  • True. But, this may have been an opportunity to hard to resist. Especially, if MS offered them well paying positions to boot.
  • Anyone recommends a good book on Containers for DevOps and their advantages against Virtual Machines? I'm still using Virtual Machines and some said that Containers are much faster than VM's but I think the learning curve for Containers will be huge compared to VM's.