Datacenter Dynamics – 10/24/17
[Ed. Note: Byline by Chris Kline, vice-president of DevOps Strategy at CA Technologies]
It’s no surprise that Docker reigns supreme over other container platforms. The platform sits at the centre of three aspects of modern development: the move to the cloud, microservices and DevOps. Its success is also down to timing: Docker arrived at a time when organisations were looking for a leaner means of deploying applications, beyond virtual machine technology.
However, there’s a wider reason why Docker is the king of the development hill: the revolution taking place in business. Almost every business is transforming itself into a software business – think banks, airlines, telcos, and retail – and that digital revolution demands innovation in the speed and methods by which services are developed. Docker gives organisations the agility, flexibility and efficiency they need to innovate services at the speed of business.
Container-based development – and the related microservices – that Docker sits at the heart of is vital to the ‘modern software factory’, enabling developers to package up an application with all the required components, such as libraries and other dependencies, and ship it as one package.