April 30 - 09:04
Microsoft buys Kinvolk to boost "container-optimised innovation"
Microsoft has acquired Kinvolk in a bid to add more container services to Azure. Kinvolk is behind a Linux distribution currently used by Microsoft and other cloud providers. The distribution, called Flatcar Linux, has a number of optimisations for running containerised applications. Kinvolk will help Microsoft develop the Azure Kubernetes Service, which is a "high priority" for Azure customers.
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