Microsoft started supporting Docker container technology and ecosystem in Azure in the past few months. Today, they are reaching a new milestone by announcing tht the first Ubuntu image fully integrated with the Docker engine available for fast deployment from the Microsoft Azure marketplace. This makes getting started and running with a Docker engine on Azure Virtual Machines easier than ever.
Users can now browse the Azure Marketplace or Azure portal (https://portal.azure.com) and select Docker on Ubuntu Server image to easily provision a VM with the latest Docker engine pre-installed and running on the Azure infrastructure. Previously, our Azure customers can do this through installing an Azure extension to an existing VM. Today we make it even easier to get started on Docker containerization on Microsoft Azure. Users will continue to have the flexibility to use our extension model to inject a Docker engine into all supported Linux VMs at any point after provisioning – details here.
Read more about it here.