Create an optimised container hosting solution
Azure Container Service optimises the configuration of popular open-source tools and technologies specifically for Azure. You get an open solution which offers portability for both your containers and your application configuration. You select the size, number of hosts and choice of orchestrator tools—Container Service handles everything else.
Manage container applications using familiar tools
There is no need to change your existing management practices to move container workloads to the cloud. Use the application management tools you are already familiar with and connect via the standard API endpoints for the orchestrator of your choice.
Scale and orchestrate using DC/OS, Docker Swarm or Kubernetes
Choose the tools and solution which best suit your needs for Docker container orchestration and scale operations. Use the Mesos-based DC/OS, Kubernetes or use Docker Swarm and Compose for a pure Docker experience.
Use popular open-source tooling
Work with the open-source tools you know. We expose the standard API endpoints for our orchestration engine, so the popular tools are compatible with Azure Container Service and in most cases, will work out of the box—including visualisers, monitoring, continuous integration, command line tools and future tools as they become available.
Migrate container workloads to and from Azure
Just because an individual container is portable, it does not mean your application will be. Azure Container Service only uses open-source components in the orchestration layers to give you portability of full applications—not only individual containers—to migrate seamlessly to and from Azure at will.