There are many things in this world I just don’t understand: why do spaceships always meet head on at the same level in space movies; how can you tell when blue cheese has gone bad; and why organizations create separate teams to execute a DevOps transformation.
This blog is part of a series from HighVail technical leaders that looks at the drivers leading to application containerization as part of a strategy to modernize.
If your organization develops or consumes applications on a Windows Server platform, the date January 14, 2020 will surely be top of mind. Effective that day, security patches, bug fixes and general operating system support from Microsoft will no longer be available. If you have applications running on these platforms beyond this date, as most organizations undoubtedly will, then you're in trouble – just ask your compliance folks!
This blog is the first in a series from HighVail technical leaders that looks at the drivers leading to application containerization as part of a strategy to modernize.
There’s been a keen interest in Container technology and it’s interesting because containers have in fact been around for years. Overshadowed by virtualization for the last decade, containers are making a comeback with a ‘run-anywhere on any-platform guarantee’. Does that sound like the promise of Virtualization? Probably, but there are some key differentiators and they matter; a lot. But before we get to that, let’s look at back to review the evolution.