E-Handbook:

To succeed with containerized applications, nail the details

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Don't overload those containers

Container use is top of mind for an increasing number of IT decision-makers, and container deployments are projected to grow over the next several years. In fact, estimates from 451 Research suggest spending on application container technology will rise from $2.1 billion in 2019 to $4.3 billion in 2022. But how does an IT organization smartly take advantage of this opportunity?

As the benefits of containerized applications become clearer, success with this deployment method rests upon getting the little things right. Details such as container image size and dependency packaging will affect your critical integrations. Deployment can go awry if the details aren't implemented with strategic precision. And, as with everything in IT, security needs to be considered at each stage of the process.

This handbook addresses the realities of containerization and the key areas IT needs to focus on to minimize container complexity. IT expert Kurt Marko delves into the particulars, such as how to make good decisions on capacity limits and sizing for your containerized applications. Developers will want to simplify code and library components to a bare minimum, Marko says, so that container images are as efficient and useful as possible. Enormous legacy applications will only be appropriate for containerization when they are broken into lean, manageable components.

You'll find other expert advice in this handbook, such as how to prepare a container development kit and where the cloud-agnostic Google Anthos tool might fit into a containerization strategy. So dive in, and learn how you can get ahead of the most typical and frustrating problems with containerized applications.

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