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Introduction

Container technology is being driven by microservices architecture adoption. We look at how microservices are run in containers and provide an overview of container technology options and container management solutions.

Highlights

  • Containers are an important evolution of virtualization that all developers should familiarize themselves with.

Features and Benefits

  • Understand what a container is and how enterprises should use them.
  • Understand the challenges faced when using containers and how these can be overcome.

Key questions answered

  • What is a container and how should enterprises use them?
  • What are the challenges in using containers and how does one overcome them?

Table of contents

Summary

  • Catalyst
  • Ovum view
  • Key messages

Recommendations

  • Recommendations for enterprises
  • Recommendations for vendors

Containers: what they are and how to use them

  • Making sense of virtual machines and container types
  • Docker container technology
  • Running microservices in containers
  • Container-to-container communications

The container and container management ecosystem

  • The container vendors
  • The container management tool space is hotly contested

Appendix

  • Further reading
  • Author

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