Microsoft Eases Docker Container Migrations With Open Source Cloud Storage Plug-in


The new Docker Volume Plugin for Azure File Storage plug-in makes Docker containers less reliant on a host’s storage.

Microsoft has released new software that provides Docker developers and administrators with more container portability on Azure.The open-source Docker Volume Plugin for Azure File Storage—the source code of which is available on GitHub—uses Azure File Storage on Linux’s support of the Server Message Block (SMB) 3.0 protocol to disassociate Docker container data volumes from their host’s storage. In a typical deployment, a directory on the Docker host machine serves as the Docker container volume, complicating matters when users want to move containers between hosts.

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