Google's open source container orchestration software joins DC/OS and Docker Swarm

A building on the Microsoft campus.

Companies are turning to the technology because it helps them more easily create portable, scalable applications that can work in a wide variety of environments, including the public cloud.

Microsoft is aiming to further capitalize on that trend with a set of updates announced Monday for its public cloud platform.

On top of that, Microsoft has upgraded the service to use DC/OS 1.8.4, which brings improvements like built-in job scheduling.

That will allow Microsoft to work with a community of contributors on the underlying source code it uses to create ACS deployments.

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