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The world of microservices and container technologies

Last updated:October 2015

Editor's note

Opinions on microservice and container technologies seem to be mixed. As senior technology editor Stephen J. Bigelow points out, microservice and container technologies have the potential to help organizations achieve better scalability and use resources more efficiently than traditional software designs. Other analysts, such as Steve Weissman, believe this is just another name for something that's been around for a long time.

Whichever school of thought you belong to, microservices are here and they are making an impact. But leveraging this technology is not a free ride -- there are many security, development and adoption challenges that organizations need to understand and address in order to use this technology effectively.

In this guide, we explore the impact microservice and container technologies have had in the enterprise space and some of the unique ways they are being used by today's organizations. You'll also find expert tips and discover strategies for getting the most out of your adoption of microservices and containers.

1Answers to your questions on microservices

As popular as microservices have become, there is still plenty to be learned about the technology. In this section, experts answer some of the questions developers and app managers have about microservices today.

2Key strategies for microservices and container use

The adoption of microservice and container technologies is not a free ride, but implementing the right strategies can keep issues to a minimum. In this section, experts share their knowledge concerning the adoption and proper use of these technologies.

3Key terms and definitions

Here are a few key terms to know when it comes to microservice and container technologies.

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