The Microsoft Open Technologies, Inc. engineering team has been hard at work bringing Docker and Kubernetes support to Microsoft Azure, as we promised in July. Today we are announcing that Kubernetes can be used to manage your Docker containers on Microsoft Azure. In addition the Azure team has released the Azure Kubernetes Visualizer project which builds upon this work and makes it much easier to experiment with and learn Kubernetes on Azure.
Docker is an open-source engine that automates the deployment of any application as a portable, self-sufficient container that will run almost anywhere. Kubernetes is an open source cluster management tool, a declarative technology supporting orchestration and scheduling of Docker containers.
Microsoft Open Technologies Blog: http://msopentech.com/blog/2014/08/28/docker-containers-on-microsoft-azure-with-kubernetes-visualizer/
Kubernetes is part of Google’s Cloud Platform.