The Power of Docker Containers
The Power of Docker Containers

This course is designed to give you a solid understanding of containers and how they are used in Azure DevOps. It begins by looking at creating deployable images through Docker containers, microservices, and at the various container-related services available in Azure, including Azure Container Instances, the Azure Kubernetes Service, the Azure Container Registry, Azure Service Fabric, and Azure App Service.

The course also looks at Dockerfile and Docker multi-stage builds before finishing with a hands-on demonstration that shows you how to create an Azure Container Registry.

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Learning Objectives

  • Learn about Docker and its role in deploying containerized apps
  • Understand how microservices can be used for deploying apps
  • Learn about the container-related services available in Azure
  • Learn about using multi-stage builds when working with Docker
  • Gain a practical understanding of how to create an Azure Container Registry
  • Gain a practical understanding of how to add Docker support to an application

Intended Audience

This course is intended for DevOps professionals who wish to learn how to use containers to design and implement strategies for developing application code and infrastructure that allow for continuous integration, testing, delivery, monitoring, and feedback.


To get the most from this course, you should have a basic understanding of the Azure platform and of container concepts.


Hello and welcome to “The Power of Docker Containers”. Let’s talk a little bit about what Docker containers bring to the table as far as the development process goes.

As a software containerization platform, Docker offers developers a common toolset and packaging model. It also provides a deployment mechanism for containerized apps. This results in simplified management, regardless of the host, as well as a seamless DevOps experience.

Docker images can be created and deployed identically across virtually any environment in seconds. The Docker ecosystem is huge. This ecosystem includes hundreds of thousands of apps that are packaged in Docker containers. DockerHub, which is the Docker-maintained public containerized application registry, publishes almost 200,000 applications in the public community repository. 

The notion that you can deploy a SQL Server Linux instance in seconds, using a Docker image, is a testament to the power of containers. It is this power that containerization brings to the DevOps sphere.

About the Author
Learning Paths

Tom is a 25+ year veteran of the IT industry, having worked in environments as large as 40k seats and as small as 50 seats. Throughout the course of a long an interesting career, he has built an in-depth skillset that spans numerous IT disciplines. Tom has designed and architected small, large, and global IT solutions.

In addition to the Cloud Platform and Infrastructure MCSE certification, Tom also carries several other Microsoft certifications. His ability to see things from a strategic perspective allows Tom to architect solutions that closely align with business needs.

In his spare time, Tom enjoys camping, fishing, and playing poker.