Microsoft is set to acquire Deis one of the leading companies that have innovated containers. Container technology gives organizations more flexibility to build, deploy and migrate apps to and from the cloud on a daily basis. Microsoft has seen increased growth in the container technology with the popularity of Azure over several years.

Scott Guthrie – Executive Vice President, Cloud and Enterprise Group, Microsoft wrote in his post “Deis – a company that has been at the center of the container transformation. Deis gives developers the means to vastly improve application agility, efficiency and reliability through their Kubernetes container management technologies.” Going on to say “We’re excited to bring the Deis team and their technology to Microsoft. I look forward to seeing the impact their contributions will have on Azure and the Microsoft developer experience.”

Deis will bring an in-depth knowledge of open source technology to the Microsoft community. Deis will be working to expand Microsoft already large portfolio of Windows, Linux, Hyper-V and Azure container technology.

This purchase is another example of Microsoft going all in to keep their business market space growing and it’s one of Microsoft largest revenue streams and part of their mission to be a Software and Services Company.