“A deployment method as much as a development method”
Container adoption has grown in popularity considerably over the past decade. Gartner recently predicted that by 2024 containers will be the default option for three quarters of new custom enterprise applications. This demand means that the total value of the container market is set to double by 2024.
The surge in interest, writes Martin Percival, Red Hat, is evidence of the benefits that container technology provides the enterprise.
Containers allow you to package and isolate applications with their entire runtime environment, which includes all of the necessary “back-end” software needed to run it, such as configuration files, dependencies, and libraries. This makes it easy to move the contained application between environments – from development to testing and production – while retaining full functionality, and since containers share an operating system kernel with other containers, this technology draws