Can Cloud Containers Drive IT Operations within the Future, Comprehensively?
Posted on August 16, 2021, by Ajay Lulia
Cloud containers are maturing their way from a raucous whisper within the hallways to mellowing screams within the data centers. Developers are already excited about the prospect and thus the operation teams are mulling the idea of moving all their applications to containers and managing them separately.
But, there are apprehensions that include cloud containers.
Each container, unlike the VMs, possesses to be managed separately i.e. one application one container scenario. Consider docker containers where you cannot club more than one application; the entire system has to be considered a role-based VM.
Another pressing area of concern is security, which is currently obscure because containers work more closely with the running kernel. increase these migration limitations, generally, VMs are often migrated while still executing which isn’t the case with containers.
However, containers score some brownie points for mitigating the overheads that include the VMs, and again this hasn’t stopped the veterans of operational efficiency from claiming otherwise. Largely because, the operations team would want to use something where they’re going to show cost reduction and efficiency, working in tandem. With containers, this is often highly unlikely, because the licensing factor of the containers must be reviewed. The EULA of the vendors must be gauged against the performance efficiency. there’s a haphazard scare that looms when shifting to containers during a distributed environment as well.
Despite the restrictions, they’re successful among the developers because, containers enable RAD (Rapid Application Deployment), porting across containers with very less compatibility issues, and rapid delivery. Moreover, with one container you’ll add many containers, unlike the VMs where you’d like individual resources for each VM. Need Having said that the container’s drivability of IT operations remains a far-fetched idea, which is solely enthusiastic to the scenario and calculated overheads.
Finally, choosing between VMs and Containers is like choosing between scissors and ax. It should be an outcome-bound choice.