January 11, 2019

Organizations can optimize and automate their infrastructure with containers. Containers bring agility in both managing and upgrading IT environments. Because containers are easy and inexpensive to work with, an enterprise can scale up and shrink its infrastructure quickly and more often.

Containers are also used to accelerate software development and innovation. For example, instead of testing code 1,000 times on one server, containers can simultaneously test on 1,000 servers at once. This allows organizations to operate with speed while not compromising quality.

So What?

Since containers are cheap, transportable, and easy to work with, they are great tools for application modernization, continuous integration, moving into the cloud, or becoming cloud agnostic.

Container orchestration tools, such as Google Kubernetes Engine, help to deploy containers and can manage several within a group. These tools enhance organizations’ ability to access, connect, and scale containers.

Now What?

Experimenting with containers has few risks and many rewards. Having a trusted partner who is well versed in containers can help people move up the learning curve quickly toward desired outcomes with optimal utilization.

Read our full Containers Guide to learn more about getting started with containers.