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.
Unfortunately for Big Bang Theory fans everywhere, this is not another instalment of Chuck Lorre’s masterpiece.
“The single biggest problem in communication is the illusion that it has taken place.” —George Bernard Shaw
Since it was announced late last year, a lot has been written about the acquisition of Red Hat by IBM. The analyst community and media have reported that this acquisition positions IBM as the largest cloud provider in the world. And some speculate that IBM is well positioned for the next generation platform play that will create seamless computing across all clouds, public and on premise.