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Choose the cloud platform designed for your container needs

Develop and manage your containerised applications faster with integrated tools. Deploy containers using widely adopted orchestrators, or choose a fully-managed container platform. Take advantage of Visual Studio Tools for Docker to easily develop, run and debug multi-container applications, and store images in Docker Hub or Azure Container Registry and deploy to your preferred targets.

Accelerate containerised application development

Work with tools designed for containers

Easily develop and run applications in Docker containers with Visual Studio Tools for Docker. Build .NET applications for Windows or .NET Core applications for Linux while maintaining the native Docker experience.

Easily add continuous integration and deployment

Integrate containers into your existing agile and DevOps workflows with Visual Studio Team Services. Push Docker images to an authenticated registry, and use Docker command line operations.

Streamline your use of multi-container microservices applications

Build, iterate and debug multi-container applications, debug across multiple running containers and get insight into Docker build processes using Visual Studio.

Deploy containerised applications in your preferred environment

Maximise deployment flexibility

Scale and orchestrate containers using your choice of compute service: Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS), Service Fabric and App Service.

Choose third-party tools and platforms

Easily deploy containers using Docker Enterprise Edition, OpenShift and Pivotal Cloud Foundry.

Get hybrid platform support

Deploy in Azure, Azure Stack or your own data centre for a flexible, unified approach to building applications that can run on-premises or in the cloud.

Manage, monitor and help secure your containers

Efficiently manage container images

Manage a Docker private registry as a first-class Azure resource with Container Registry. Manage container images with familiar, open-source Docker Command Line Interface tools.

Integrate security with container applications

Provide full-stack security for your containers including vulnerability scanning, run-time protection and compliance using Aqua or Twistlock. Add single sign-on with Azure Active Directory.

Gain visibility into your containers

Get a full view of your container deployment. View centralised CPU, memory, storage, and network and performance information with tools such as Application Insights and Log Analytics.

Find the Azure service for your container needs

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Scale and orchestrate containers using Kubernetes, DC/OS or Docker Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS)
Easily run containers on Azure with a single command Azure Container Instances
Store and manage container images across all types of Azure deployments Azure Container Registry
Develop microservices and orchestrate containers on Windows or Linux Azure Service Fabric
Deploy web applications on Linux using containers Azure App Service
Run repetitive compute jobs using containers Azure Batch