Plain sailing with containers

(RedBridge)

Applications are becoming more and more complex, and demands from users in respect of their functions are becoming increasingly stringent. It's more important than ever for companies to be able to roll out attractive services quickly and seamlessly to avoid that sinking feeling.

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We provide tips on how containers, together with technologies such as Docker, can simplify and speed up your application development so that you can respond more effectively to new requirements from business and the market.

Every day we meet online retailers and other organisations with business-critical web applications whose customers are looking for alternative web services which are more capable of meeting their requirements for a digital user experience. Difficulties with gaining the trust of customers are often due to:

  • code being developed, tested and delivered in a heterogeneous system environment with effects such as quality problems in the applications, and time spent managing different environments instead of developing.
  • code being developed in a system environment with set of operating systems and databases before then being tested, commissioned and run in environments with other configurations, resulting in an inefficient product life cycle.
  • a slow development and production environment, with heavy development projects requiring major investments in infrastructure, expertise and maintenance.
  • a lack of overview and cooperation from development to delivery of a finished application, leading to performance problems and solutions that take a long time to roll out and that are rarely updated.

Smart navigation for your digital business

Gartner ranks emerging container technology as one of the top 10 trends of strategic significance for businesses in 2016. In a world characterised by digitalisation and automation, containers can help you to develop, test, deliver and run high quality code more quickly and more seamlessly. Like Gartner, we've found that businesses can meet users' requirements for innovative online services using an agile and continuous development process like this.

Control and speed with Docker

Every application is run isolated from the infrastructure in a container that benefits from the infrastructure's operating system, database and so forth. The application and its dependencies are encapsulated in the Docker container, that can be transferred and run on any server easily and securely – in the cloud, at data centres, on virtual or physical servers and PCs. This process, which is similar to how standardised containers are loaded and transferred between different modes of transport, means that you:

  • have a cost-effective product life cycle for your application.
  • have a test environment for your application that's identical to your production environment.
  • don't have to write applications for different system environments.
  • can roll out, update and scale services in just a few seconds.
  • can reduce your costs and increase the utilisation rate of your IT resources.
  • can get a better overview of your entire application environment.
  • enhance cooperation between operation and development.
  • can focus on innovation instead of administration.

RedBridge helps you set your course

Would you like to know more about how we can help you set your course? We'd be happy to arrange a meeting to find out how we can help you to stay one step ahead of your competitors by meeting users' needs smarter, more quickly and more seamlessly.