Here's One Technology That Can't Be Contained

By Tony Kontzer  |  Posted 2016-01-06 Email

One of the latest technology trends sweeping through the IT world is the use of application containers. This extension of virtualization essentially enables IT departments to run a lot more apps on servers and to make them much more flexible and portable. But like any technology innovation, containers bring their share of challenges. A recent survey from application performance monitoring company Ruxit provides a clear picture of the evolving adoption of container technologies—notably Docker—as well as insight into the obstacles companies face in setting them up. While the findings indicate that many companies are letting concerns about those challenges limit their use of container platforms, those organizations may be falling behind by not taking full advantage of a technology that promises to jump-start their application rollouts. "It's no surprise that Docker is used most widely in development environments," Alois Mayer, a developer advocate at Ruxit, wrote about the survey. "Technology pioneers and industry leaders have already moved well beyond that stage, however. Once you've experienced the simple, seamless application delivery process offered by Docker, using it for continuous delivery into your production environment is a no-brainer."  

Tony has been writing about the intersection of technology and business for more than 20 years and currently freelances from the Grass Valley, Calif., home where he and his wife are raising their two boys. A 1988 graduate of the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Journalism and regular contributor to Baseline since 2007, Tony's somewhat infrequent Twitter posts can be found at

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