Microsoft has signed an agreement to acquire Deis, a company that specializes in container technology. Deis has developed open source software that helps businesses distribute and manage apps at scale on the Kubernetes system.
Deis helps businesses build, operate and move online application between on-premises servers and cloud environments. The company has developed three open source tools for the distribution and management of containerized applications: Workflow, Helm and Steward. Deis offers both paid support and training for these tools. The company will keep developing the tools after the acquisition.
Making container technology easier to use
“Today, we are excited to announce that Deis will be joining Microsoft to continue our mission to make container technology easier to use. Microsoft has a storied history of building tools and technologies that work for developers. Paired with their cloud leadership and unambiguous support for open source software, we are impressed by the breadth, depth and reach of Microsoft to help define, shape and build new cloud-native applications. We look forward to making Azure the best place to run containerized workloads”, Gabriel Monroy, CTO at Deis, wrote in a blogpost.
“Containers have been at the forefront of cloud transformation in recent years, and for good reason: Container technologies let organizations more easily build, deploy and move applications to and from the cloud. With this increase in agility and portability, containers are helping to make applications the new currency in the cloud. At Microsoft, we’ve seen explosive growth in both interest and deployment of containerized workloads on Azure, and we’re committed to ensuring Azure is the best place to run them”, Scott Guthrie, Executive Vice President, Cloud and Enterprise Group at Microsoft, adds in a blogpost.
Open source technology experience
“In addition to their container expertise, the Deis team brings a depth of open source technology experience – furthering Microsoft’s commitments to improve developer productivity and to provide choice and flexibility for our customers everywhere. Members of the Deis team are strong supporters of the open source community – developing tools, contributing code and organizing developer meetups. We expect Deis’ technology to make it even easier for customers to work with our existing container portfolio including Linux and Windows Server Containers, Hyper-V Containers and Azure Container Service, no matter what tools they choose to use.”