Self-contained apps, a multi-cloud approach and scalability considerations are permeating the enterprise.
Container management platforms are emerging as a preferred alternative as they provide operating system virtualization and are getting ubiquitous in the enterprise IT strategy. When this is paired with the advances and increased adoption of DevOps across businesses, containerized applications help reduce development time and increase functionality.
Containers are proliferating the enterprise and are becoming a crucial part of a digital transformation journey. With different business objectives and timelines, the common denominator is a consideration for the value that containers and micro services can offer in helping organizations modernize and restructure IT processes.
The portability of containers both internally and on the cloud, combined with their low cost makes them a great substitute to virtual machines. However, a container strategy has to be designed with care. Most organizations do not have the requisite skillsets to seamlessly adopt new technologies, and a flawed step could result in unhappy consequences. It is also important to recognize from the start that not all systems fit the containerization and micro services model.
It might still be appropriate to let certain legacy applications run their course until there is a compelling business need to migrate them. Some considerations that need to be clearly identified up front: having the right DevOps strategy and team in place with security as a forethought, carefully approaching runtime and orchestration engines, choosing appropriate containerization workloads, choosing the right monitoring tools and outlining RoI expectations effectively. A specialized outsourced partner could be better equipped to advice and manage the execution.
We help organizations define their containerization strategy and run critical workloads in production. We have helped several businesses refactor and repackage legacy applications and environments for containers.
Utilizing the container as a service model, we help enterprises build scalable, containerized applications either on-premises or on the cloud by using a container-based virtualization, an application programming interface (API) or a web portal interface.
We deploy containerization services for the public cloud utilizing Amazon Web Services (AWS), IBM Bluemix, Microsoft Azure and CaaS orchestration platforms like Docker Swarm and Google Kubernetes.