What is a Container within containerization ?
Containers are an executable unit of software in which application code is packaged, along with its libraries and dependencies, in common ways so that it can be run anywhere, whether it be on desktop, traditional IT, or the Cloud.
To do this, Containers take advantage of a form of operating system (OS) virtualization in which features of the OS are leveraged to both isolate processes and control the amount of CPU, memory, and disk that those processes have access to. We, at EIL Global help organizations to have containerized applications implemented, hosted and managed.
Why Containerization ?
A model with broad application, CaaS helps developers streamline the process of constructing a fully scaled container and applications deployment. The model works great for IT departments, providing an enabled container deployment service that has governance control in a security-rich environment. The CaaS model helps enterprises simplify container management within their software-defined infrastructures. Each container works as a compartment in concept.
Similar to other Cloud computing services, users can choose and only pay for the CaaS resources they want. Some CaaS resource examples are compute instances, scheduling capabilities and load balancing.
In the spread of Cloud computing services, CaaS is considered a subset of infrastructure as a service (IaaS) and is found between IaaS and platform as a service (PaaS). CaaS includes Containers as its basic resource, counter to the virtual machines (VMs) and bare metal hardware host systems commonly used for IaaS environments.Quality of CaaS technology is orchestration that automates key IT functions. Google Kubernetes and Docker Swarm are two examples of CaaS orchestration platforms. IBM, Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Google are a few examples of public Cloud CaaS providers. Enterprise clients from all industries are seeing the benefits of CaaS and container technology. Using EIL Global’s Containers service provides increased efficiency and gives these clients the ability to quickly deploy innovative solutions for application modernization and Cloud native development with microservices. EIL Global’s Containerization helps these clients release software faster and promotes portability between hybrid and MultiCloud environments, and reduce infrastructure, software licensing and operating costs.
Benefits of Containerization
Portability also grants enterprises a large amount of flexibility, accelerating the development process and making it easier to switch to a different provider or Cloud environment.
Highly efficient and cost cutting
Containers don’t need a separate OS and require less resources than a VM. This helps reduce data center costs and bare metal costs. They are “Crash-Proof”
The isolation that Containers have from one another doubles as a risk-minimizing security feature – Quick updates and security patches
Scaling – Containers feature the capability for horizontal scaling, allowing end users to incorporate multiple identical Containers within the same cluster to scale out. By using smart scaling and running only the Containers that you need when you need them, you can dramatically reduce costs and boost your return on investment.
Having an accelerated, effective and efficient development pipeline ! Containers remove inconsistencies helps streamline testing and debugging.