So far, containers have been used mostly to develop or deploy apps to servers—specifically, x86 servers. But containers have a future beyond the data center, too. From internet of things (IoT) devices, to ARM servers, to desktop computers, containers also hold promise.
It’s obvious enough why containers are valuable within the data center. They provide a portable, lightweight mode of deploying applications to servers.
However, servers account for only one part of the software market. There is a good chance that, sooner or later, containers will expand to other types of devices and deployment scenarios.
Docker Beyond the Data Center
In fact, they already are. Here are some examples of Docker taking on other types of environments or use cases:
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