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Now In The AWS Marketplace: WinDocks

WinDocks is now available for .NET developers looking for a smoother solution for spinning up Windows Server 2012-based Docker containers in the AWS cloud.

WinDocks, which launched a solution for spinning up Windows Server 2012-based Docker containers in early April, has made its solutions available in the AWS Marketplace.

The eponymously named WinDocks utility is a port of the Docker engine that was developed in association with NetApp and Cisco. WinDocks, in fact, employs NetApp's Flexcone technology for cloning on flexible storage and LUNs to help with container performance. "A containerized application can be provisioned in the cloud, using a private ~1 TB database, in just 45 seconds," notes a company press release. "WinDocks containers are lightweight and a team is supported with identical container environments on a single VM."

The availability of WinDocks in the AWS Marketplace gives Windows developers and SQL Server DBAs the means to do Docker-based development on Windows Server 2012, with .NET, SQL Server, and Windows application containers in the AWS cloud.

WinDocks is available in four flavors:

  • WinDocks Community Edition with SQL Server 2012 Express: Can be run on Windows Server 2012-based containers, and allows developers to spin up to five containers for free.
  • WinDocks CE with SQL Server 2014 Express: Can be run on Windows Server 2012 R2; free up to five containers.
  • WinDocks SQL+ with SQL Server 2012 Standard: Runs on Windows Server 2012 R2; this is a pay-as-you-go subscription, with an option to pay annually.
  • WinDocks SQL+ with SQL Server 2014 Standard: Also runs on Windows Server 2012 R2, with pay-as-you-go/annual subscription options.

For more on WinDocks, go here. To get WinDocks in the AWS Marketplace, go to the AWS Marketplace here and search for WinDocks.

About the Author

Michael Domingo is a long-time software publishing veteran, having started up and managed several developer publications for the Clipper compiler, Microsoft Access, and Visual Basic. He's also managed IT pubs for 1105 Media, including Microsoft Certified Professional Magazine and Virtualization Review before landing his current gig as Visual Studio Magazine Editor in Chief. Besides his publishing life, he's a professional photographer, whose work can be found by Googling domingophoto.

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