Businesses are embracing containers in droves. According to Gartner, more than half of global enterprises will be running containerized applications in production by 2020, up from less than 20% today.
Containers remedy an all-too-common problem in IT Operations: getting software to run reliably and uniformly no matter where it is deployed. As an app is moved from one computing environment to another — from staging to production, for example — it can run into problems if the operating system, network topology, security policies or other aspects of the environment are different. Containers isolate the app from its environment, abstracting away these environmental differences.
In comparison with a virtual machine, containers are far more lightweight and resource efficient, allowing for much greater utilization of server resources.
Discover now all the benefits that containers can bring to your organization.