Microsoft Acquire Deis to Help Companies Innovate with Containers

Container technologies allow organizations to build, deploy, and move applications to and from the cloud.

This increase in agility and portability provided by containers prompted Microsoft to acquire Dies, a company it says has been “at the center of the container transformation.”

“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,” says

Members of the Deis team are supporters of the open source community, developing tools, contributing code and organizing developer meetups.  expects Deis’ technology to make it even easier for customers to work with Microsoft’s existing container portfolio, including Linux and Windows Server Containers, Hyper-V Containers and Azure Container Service.

“We’re excited to bring the Deis team and their technology to Microsoft,” he added. “I look forward to seeing the impact their contributions will have on Azure and the Microsoft developer experience.”

“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,” said Gabriel Monroy, Deis’ chief technology officer. “We look forward to making Azure the best place to run containerized workloads.”

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