Azure is a great option if you’re using a technical architecture which is Azure ready. But, as soon as you have an application which was built for on-premise deployment then it becomes problematic.
The main inhibitor is undoubtedly the level of reinvestment required in a product to change its technical architecture to get it into the cloud.
Within Azure Remote App (ARA), application distribution requires constant (re)creation of templates (Golden images) to accommodate multiple users across disparate environments. When you consider an infrastructure which is distributing hundreds of applications to thousands of users, the headache of re-creating new Windows images is considerable and is a significant barrier to ARA adoption.
James Rankin catches up with Cloudhouse to learn about Containers.