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Open Source + Microsoft Azure - Deploying Linux Containers in the Cloud with Docker and Azure

(Part 5) Open Source + Microsoft Azure - Deploying Linux Containers in the Cloud with Docker and Azure

In part 5 of our “ Open Source + Azure ” series, Keith Mayer welcomes Tatiana Lavrentieva to the show as they discuss how you can deploy Linux Containers in the cloud using Docker and Microsoft Azure.

[ 2:32 ] What is Docker and how are organizations using Docker and Azure together?

[ 6:24 ] What are the main components of Docker? [ 10:00 ] Traditionally, Docker tools run on Linux ... is there support for running Docker tools on Windows as well?

[ 18:00 ] How does networking work with Docker... (read more)

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Keith Mayer is a Technical Evangelist at Microsoft focused on Windows Infrastructure, Data Center Virtualization, Systems Management and Private Cloud. Keith has over 17 years of experience as a technical leader of complex IT projects, in diverse roles, such as Network Engineer, IT Manager, Technical Instructor and Consultant. He has consulted and trained thousands of IT professionals worldwide on the design and implementation of enterprise technology solutions.

Keith is currently certified on several Microsoft technologies, including System Center, Hyper-V, Windows, Windows Server, SharePoint and Exchange. He also holds other industry certifications from IBM, Cisco, Citrix, HP, CheckPoint, CompTIA and Interwoven.

Keith is the author of the IT Pros ROCK! Blog on Microsoft TechNet, voted as one of the Top 50 "Must Read" IT Blogs.

Keith also manages the Windows Server 2012 "Early Experts" Challenge - a FREE online study group for IT Pros interested in studying and preparing for certification on Windows Server 2012. Join us and become the next "Early Expert"!

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