After the Hype: Where Containers Make Sense for IT Organizations


The big tech companies are going all in. Google, IBM, Microsoft and many others were out in full force at DockerCon, scrambling to demonstrate how they’re investing in and supporting containers. Recent surveys indicate that container adoption is surging, with legions of users reporting they’re ready to take the next step and move from testing to production. Such is the popularity of containers that SiliconANGLE founder and theCUBE host John Furrier was prompted to proclaim that, thanks to containers, “DevOps is now mainstream.” That will change the game for those who invest in containers while causing “a world of hurt” for those who have yet to adapt, Furrier said.

Up until now, most container adoption has primarily been focused on packaging and isolating applications for easier software development and testing, explained Wei Dang, head of product at CoreOS (pictured, right). This is just the first step in a much larger transition to cloud-native architecture, in which applications are delivered as microservices in containers that run across distributed architecture.

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