Three Most Effective Container Adoption Strategies

Three Most Effective Container Adoption Strategies

Containers are employed by IT teams to create more dynamic apps and enable new micro-service architectures. Containers are also an essential tool for IT businesses that want to exploit new technologies like cloud services, DevOps collaboration, Agile methodologies, and mobile apps.

Enterprises must determine which workloads profit from containerization, strategize automation advantages, and implement the correct management tools as they turn to containers to power development and support infrastructures.

According to “Gartner Forecasts Strong Revenue Growth for Global Container Management Software and Services Through 2024”, by 2022, 75% of enterprises worldwide will be operating containerized workloads in production, up from roughly 30% in 2020. In addition, containers are used by over two-thirds (68%) of IT leaders polled for the 2022 State of Enterprise Open Source Report by Red Hat, putting the technology on par with other hot topics like AI/ML and edge computing. In the 2021 edition, 72% of IT executives stated they expect their companies to employ containers more frequently.

Operating containerized workloads in production isn’t the type of project that companies will want to get into blindly. Here are three methods for laying a solid foundation.

Take a multi-layered approach to Kubernetes and container security

Containerization (together with orchestration) can improve security, but it isn’t free, like other possible benefits. Container and Kubernetes security necessitate new approaches and mindsets.

This is partly because some of the other benefits, such as more incredible developer velocity, are subject to change. The objective is to make such advantages possible while avoiding excessive risks. Policies and technologies to ensure that developers use authorized, trustworthy container images while avoiding bottlenecks.

Construct a container pipeline

Once the company has determined which programs to modify or rewrite for containerization; it’s time to figure out where they will run, how they will get there, and what existing procedures will need to be changed. This section is at the center of the current “shift-left-everything” campaigns. To move swiftly while ensuring organizational safety, operations, security, development, quality, and business must collaborate closely to re-envision how existing processes, tools, and technologies can and cannot function together.

Also Read: Busting Four Myths About Kubernetes

Boost IT productivity

Containers are a framework that enables IT administrators to design and operate applications in parallel as the trend toward increasing micro services continues. Container technology may also help IT leaders future-proof their firms by enabling more flexible DevOps processes and lower IT expenses, allowing them to move away from monolithic designs that depend heavily on data center hardware.

Containers, for example, expedite application delivery by allowing for speedier software pipelines and more automated testing. However, when they transition from Waterfall to Agile software development, IT organizations may enhance CI/CD systems by reducing manual release procedures. Container technology makes cloud-native apps more efficient and maximizes the number of software iterations and speeds up application rollouts.

Faster reaction times, commercial prospects, and speedy delivery of high-quality services are all linked to container adoption’s ROI. Container adoption can reduce total data center expenses by reducing the compute footprint. Furthermore, the resulting reduction in server hardware can dramatically cut license needs and save money. And the advantages of containers are felt all the way down the value chain. Partners, clients, and end-users benefit significantly when firms can quickly roll out upgrades and new apps.

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