7 Key Containerization Benefits for Your IT Business

By Veritis

Benefits of Containerization

Advancing business operations are pushing organizations of every industry to gear up for infrastructure enhancements.

This scenario started witnessing new heights with the advent of the digital trend that led to the rise of application-specific business transformation. Eventually, timely product delivery, regular feature additions and updates have become imperative to achieve business continuity.

Exactly at this juncture arrived the concept of Containerization, showing an easy path for success in the application delivery cycle.

As a lightweight alternative to Virtual Machines (VMs), the containerization addressed application management issues, making applications faster and effective than before.

Unlike traditional infrastructure with applications and related file dependencies in a single VM, the container environment packages each application and its assets into different containers.

These containers possess higher adaptability for further distribution across VMs or physical servers.

Here are the Top Benefits that Container Technology can offer to your IT business:

Seven business benefits of containers

1) Portability

By abstracting applications away from the host Operating System, a container environment makes applications run smoothly on any platform or cloud. The OS consolidation method also avoids the occurrence of integration and other inconsistencies that might obstruct the app functionality. Thus, applications are highly portable and effective when run across different servers.

2) Scalability

Containers technology offers higher application scalability. With a service-oriented application design, a container application holds the ability to handle increasing workloads. This can be achieved by reconfiguring the existing architecture to allow additional resources or by adding more containers within the cluster of distributed machines.

A container environment allows you to add new functions, features and updates instantly without affecting the original application. This way, containers allow application scalability with minimum resource usage.

3) Faster Deployment

Containers are termed ‘lightweight’ because of their ability to speed up the application configuration and deployment processes. A Docker container can create a master version of an image (main application) that can be deployed quickly on demand.

A container environment ensures higher flexibility in creating multiple new containerized instances of an application as and when needed on-demand.

4) High Productivity

Containers are known for their abilities to facilitate a rapid development environment to generate more applications. Since portable applications use the platform’s source code to run, containers allow developers to change and track the changes in the platform’s source code, thus enhancing productivity.

By reducing the dependency on the main server or OS resources, they simplify and save time while installing applications on different platforms.

5) Enhanced Security

Since applications run independently in separate containers, each of them will have their level of security. This feature of app isolation helps share additional features without any risk factor. If you are working with the development team outside your network, all you need to do is just share the required resources without any critical information within your network.

6) Continuity

Since different containers run independently, failure of one will not have an impact on the continuity of others. Developers will have the flexibility to rectify errors in the identified container, without causing downtime of other containers. Thus, containers ensure continuity in operations.

7) Easy Management

Container orchestration tools take care of application management, automating installation, scaling and management of containerization workloads. They perform logging, debugging, version updates and more related to containerized apps. Kubernetes is one most popular container orchestration tool.

By now, you must have realized the benefits of container technology. There are many such that container technology services can offer to your business to give you a competitive edge.

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