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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.


  • 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


  • Catalyst
  • Ovum view
  • Key messages


  • 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


  • Further reading
  • Author

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