Choosing Between Microsoft’s Many Container Options

  • Organizations should consider containers instead of VMs as they migrate applications to the cloud.
  • A poor choice could add unnecessary cost and complexity or leave a container deployment unable to grow to meet demand.
  • Azure Kubernetes Service is Microsoft's primary cloud orchestration option, but it can tie an application to the vendor.
  • Many other Microsoft options support specific scenarios but are not for general-purpose container hosting.

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