back to article Microsoft releases new containerised cut of Windows Server

Microsoft’s released a new version of Windows called “windows” that ships as a container image. Why does the world need a new Windows? Because Microsoft’s chats with developers have taught it that they want something with more functionality than either Nano Server or Windows Server Core. Microsoft’s Lars Iwer, a program …

  1. bombastic bob Silver badge
    Facepalm

    marketing double-speak

    is all this sounds like.

    icon, because, facepalm

    1. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      Microsoft's Coffin

      might be an appropriate name for the Container.

  2. Oneman2Many

    It will have the same footprint as Windows, so now we will have your app running on windows on a container platform which itself will be running on a hypervisor. Really makes sense ?

    There is zero chance that the app will take advantage of vertical or horizontal scale, will probably use local storage, be connected to by some SMB or other non-scaleable protocol, etc

    The only reason you would want to do this is so that you can ticket the box to say your application is running in a container.

    1. Allonymous Coward

      ☑ This comment is running in a container.

    2. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      My understanding is that there are two different types of container support on Windows - Windows Server Containers and Hyper-V containers. The latter runs in a lightweight virtual machine, while Windows Server Containers do not, and do not include the operating system kernel, so will not have the same size footprint as a full Windows install running on bare metal.

  3. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    I wonder if they'll try and trademark windows with a small "w".

    1. Daniel von Asmuth Bronze badge
      Windows

      Everybody just lurves new Windows windows!

      Has Redmond decides on price yet?

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