Demystifying Docker Containers Support on Windows 10 and Windows Server 2016
Both my colleague Kendall Roden and myself were recently taking a deep dive into docker containers support on Windows 10 and Windows Server 2016. We knew that we could install “Docker for Windows” to add support for Docker, but as we dug deeper we found out that there is more to it than simply installing “Docker for Windows”. Basically the experience on Windows 10 was tailored towards developers whereas the experience on Windows Server 2016 was tailored towards production. This had several implications ranging from the tools that can be used all the way to the capabilities available on each platform. This blog post is our attempt to demystify the differences in the experience on both platforms and along the way uncover some of the driving technologies on Windows 10 and Windows Server 2016 that makes docker support even possible in the first place.