With the ever-growing popularity of Docker and Kubernetes, many enterprise-level businesses have started their journey in containerizing applications and are happy with the result so far. However, there are still few businesses curious to know how containers can add value to their workflow performance and what happens if they say No’’ to adoption? In reality, new businesses simply follow the trend without prior understanding of how technological advancement can benefit them. In this blog, we attempted to uncover a few possible scenarios which can answer such queries.

Let’s start from here – you need to understand the pain points of managing or building applications in your work environment. Containerization offers numerous solutions to common and uncommon problems, if you don’t see any hurdles/challenges in the current setup, then you don’t need to think about containers for now. To know how containers can be beneficial to your workflow, refer below mentioned modern days challenges of managing or building applications.

Challenges of Building and Managing Applications

  • We’re having difficulty building an application: In that case, you need to install more custom SDKs and tools on developers and build machines. If you want to avoid the complexity of handling more tools, then you can containerize the built environment with a multi-stage build technique. This way you can simplify code development and get consistent output.
  • It’s difficult for us to run applications locally: This could be one of the common problems every business faces these days while managing cloud applications. These scenarios can trouble development teams who require running multiple services. However, a bunch of micro services and third-party applications such as RabbitMQ or Elasticsearch can help to test applications locally. Containerizing applications can be a viable option, it allows you to define Docker compose files, and you will have the flexibility to run applications locally in a simpler way.
  • We are unable to deploy applications appropriately: It’s a scenario when your application deployment process runs complex scripts to set up Virtual Machines so that it can organize the workflow environment to run applications. Professionals on ground use tools like Puppet or Chef to automate the process. But still, it’s the same time duration and complex in contrast to modern practices. Containerization is simple and easy to execute. It helps to ensure application dependency matches and offers greater flexibility to run applications.
  • Orchestration of application is a headache sometimes: Creating microservices applications is a common approach in the orchestration process. Although it brings numerous challenges like ensuring communication between each channel(microservices), monitoring their health on regular intervals, scaling independently, and most importantly engaging advanced deployment patterns such as green swaps or rolling upgrades and the list goes on as microservices count increases. Investing time to deal with these challenges or finding a solution can be tedious and error-prone. Using container orchestration platforms like Kubernetes can do the trick – they are super-flexible, and provide great comfort to engage application orchestration and solution-oriented to most of the micro services operational challenges.
  • We’re finding it hard to modernize applications: Many people encounter situations whether to rewrite existing .NET framework apps in .NET Core or simply containerize them? At this point, containerization can be a perfect fit due to its faster response time. 

How Application Containerization Boosts your Workflow?

Containers are effective and efficient at packaging applications. In addition, its portability, fast start-up, and teardown facilitation have been an ideal combination to encapsulate modern applications. Since containers are coupled with advanced automation functionalities, the swiftness in automation operations makes it easy to replace the manual process/ which requires human intervention like optimized provisioning, auto-scaling, and fault recovery. Container orchestration is also a handy option to automate complex patterns such as A/B testing and managing upgrades for new software versions.

“Containerization is a significant approach for those who develop or use applications, one of the best ways to utilize resources, and streamline applications deployments.”

Containerization and CNET

In a way, virtualization minimizes dedicated server need for the application; similarly, containerization minimizes the OS need for each application. As discussed in the above section, portability, agility, fault isolation, user-friendly management is the highlight benefits of application containerization. At CNET Global Solutions, we primarily focus on understanding the pain points of the application deployment process and then help businesses to avoid costly mistakes in the process. We extend our hands to help you make the right choices and provide faster solutions to your requirements.

Highlights of Container Management Functions: 

  • Enable intelligent scaling
  • Load balancing
  • High availability
  • Exclusive support for digital transformation activities
  • And much more

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