The traditional application model features software solutions that run directly on bare-metal servers or virtual machines. Businesses face challenges of getting their applications to run reliably when migrated from one computing environment to another—for example, transferring software from a developer’s device or a staging environment, or from a physical server in a data center to a virtual one in the cloud.
In most cases, the supporting software environment is not identical, and programming libraries keep changing, making it challenging to maintain scalability and portability in applications. As a result, DevOps engineers need to ramp up on multiple configurations, skills, and tools. The overall efficiency of a VM is limited, especially during peak load conditions that lead to intensive demand for CPU and memory from a physical machine running numerous VMs.
Digitize business models and processes faster while meeting IT requirements for reliable, agile, scalable, and secure applications, resulting in enhanced customer experience.
Allow for complete packaging of applications/services while eliminating the challenges of maintaining unique developer environments.
Modularizing applications with containerization using tools like Kubernetes and Docker offers a streamlined way for businesses to build, test, deploy, and redeploy applications on multiple environments, or from a developer’s local device to an on-premise data center or in the cloud.
Deploy and run distributed applications without launching an entire virtual machine (VM) for each application. Containers are lightweight and portable and require less overhead.
Running applications directly on bare-metal servers or virtual machines requires increased overheads and results in portability challenges due to disparities in development and deployment environments.
In times of ubiquitous digital transformation combined with dynamically changing market and customer requirements, modularizing applications with containerization using tools like Kubernetes and Docker offers flexibility, scalability, speed, agility, and security.
Modularizing applications with containerization leads to 59% improved application quality and reduced defects. The strategy also results in 57% reduced application downtime and costs.
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