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An essential guide to software container usability and management

Introduction

It seems that every day there are new changes taking place within the software technology world. 2016 proved to be the year of both containers and microservices. These trends have become less exclusive from one another. In 2017, the software container has learned to integrate with microservices and vice versa.

Organizations are increasingly becoming more acquainted with software container technology. This guide covers the latest container management trends and vendors to consider if your enterprise is ready to move forward. Learn how to make software containers part of your existing architecture, which integration tools have taken the spotlight and how SOA strategies can influence container modernizations. Finally, take a quiz to test what you've learned or take a gander at our list of common software container terms.

1Software container news-

The latest developments in application containers

In 2016, we learned that microservices and containers are leading the software technology trends. But, what does that mean for 2017 and the years to follow in terms of where these technologies lead? This section covers strategies for combining microservices and containers, security solutions and which vendors to consider.

Opinion

The new deployment model for 2017

While 2016 proved that microservices are a great fit for cloud, the deployment part is tricky. Here's how combining microservices and containers will help DevOps teams in 2017. Continue Reading

News

What to expect from the popularity of the software container trend

The application container market is growing at an astounding pace, mimicking its rapidly rising popularity in the enterprise. What are the drivers and implications of that trend? Continue Reading

Tip

What to expect for container technology in 2017

The container technologies ecosystem will see better security solutions, more competition between vendors and increased adoption of containers as a service in 2017. Continue Reading

2Combining with containers-

Making software containers part of your architecture

Now that your enterprise is ready to integrate software containers, how can you make this happen successfully? This section covers how to ensure successful software container integration with your architecture. Learn step-by-step practices and how to manage registries and satisfy business goals for container deployment.

Tip

How to deploy containers for continuous integration

By closely following prescribed test procedures, containers can go a long way toward satisfying business goals for continuous integration (CI) as well as deployment. Continue Reading

Answer

Integration a CI tool with Docker

If you're moving toward DevOps, consider the benefits of integrating a CI tool with Docker. Learn why this step is necessary and how best to go about integration steps. Continue Reading

Tip

Managing microservices with a container registry

Container registries will help to compile and store images. Get a better understanding of popular registry products and services. Continue Reading

Answer

Docker management: What are the top open source tools?

Open source options are making it easier containerize your applications. Learn about the top four approaches to Docker management. Continue Reading

3Go modern with containers -

Improving software containers

As organizations move away from traditional SOA strategies toward containers, it is becoming clear that they share common goals. This guide section covers approaches to improve and modernize applications.

Feature

Do you have to choose containers vs. VMs?

Hardcore advocates for application containers may trumpet the advantages of using containers over virtual machines. But more often than not, reality requires a combination of the two. Continue Reading

Tip

How containers offer new approach to SOA

Traditional SOA and containerized infrastructure share many common goals, but containers offer better efficiency and manageability. How can enterprises bring the two together? Continue Reading

Tip

Improve app mod strategies with containers

Container technologies have the ability to improve application modernization strategies. Learn how containers provide flexibility in app deployments. Continue Reading

4Quiz yourself-

What do you know about software containers?

Where does your organization align on the container spectrum? Take this quiz and figure out what you already know about software container management.

5Terms to know-

Software container: Up your knowledge

Review the latest software technology terms and learn how they relate to one another. This section offers a list of definitions for commonly used container jargon.

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