Create an optimized container hosting solution
Azure Container Service optimizes the configuration of popular open source tools and technologies specifically for Azure. You get an open solution that offers portability for both your containers and your application configuration. You select the size, the number of hosts, and choice of orchestrator tools, and Container Service handles everything else.
Manage container applications using familiar tools
There’s no need to change your existing management practices to move container workloads to the cloud. Use the application management tools you’re 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 that best suits 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. Because we expose the standard API endpoints for our orchestration engine, you know the most popular tools will be compatible with Azure Container Service and, in most cases, will work out of the box—including visualizers, monitoring, continuous integration, command line tools, and even future tools as they become available.
Migrate container workloads to and from Azure
Just because an individual container is portable, it doesn’t 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.