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Microsoft unveils open source tools connecting Kubernetes to Azure

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Microsoft continued its support for the Kubernetes open source project today, with the unveiling of several enhancements to systems that are designed to make it easier for developers to connect that system with the tech titan’s Azure cloud platform.

Kubernetes is an open source system initially released by Google that’s designed to help manage the complexity of creating and operating applications that are composed of multiple software containers.

First off, Microsoft open-sourced the Virtual Kubelet, which is designed to let customers connect their Kubernetes clusters to Azure Container Instances, a form of infrastructure designed to power container apps without requiring developers to tackle the provisioning of virtual machines.