What are Containers, Cloud Solutions, IT Infrastructure & Software Development Platforms?
Containers are high on the agenda of digitalization strategies with a focus on IT architectures. “Containerization” is considered the most significant change in the IT world since the introduction of hardware virtualisation with virtual machines (VMs). This new variant of virtualisation received its boost with the trend towards so-called microservices and away from monolithic applications.
Containers are high on the agenda of digitisation strategies with a focus on IT architectures. “Containerization” is considered the most significant change in the IT world since the introduction of hardware virtualisation with virtual machines (VMs). This new variant of virtualisation received its boost with the trend towards so-called microservices and away from monolithic applications.
Container solutions are considered particularly promising by experts for the construction and management of modern, cloud-based IT infrastructures. Containers provide isolated environments for the execution of processes. Several containers share a common operating system, which enables comparatively simple and user-friendly management of the containers via cluster structures. For companies, the use of IT containers brings considerable advantages in the area of IT infrastructure and in setting up software development platforms.
What added value do our services in Containers, Cloud Solutions and IT Infrastructure offer you?
Identification of optimisation potentials within your company’s IT infrastructure
Building individual complex CI/CD software development platforms based on our many years of experience
Practice in using the leading tools Docker, Kubernetes etc.
Why are containers, cloud solutions & IT infrastructure so important for the implementation of Application Lifecycle Management (ALM)?
ALM supports a DevOps approach, which works well with containers. Containers provide teams with the underlying technology for cloud-native software development and support a unified environment for ALM development, deployment, integration and automation.
Added to this is the relevance of the company’s own IT infrastructure for the successful implementation of business processes and the achievement of corporate goals. The increasing need to be able to flexibly and as quickly as possible adapt the company’s internal IT landscape to changing conditions (e.g. in the market or in jurisdiction) makes the use of scalable container technology a good idea. An IT architecture built on this basis provides companies with the IT resources they need in the shortest possible time – at lower costs and with less susceptibility to errors compared to other technologies.
Container and cloud-based solutions for scalable software development platforms
Allow your teams new degrees of freedom and more focus on creating added value. We support you in setting up your software development platform, applying the right methods and continuous testing, integration and deployment with self services and CI/CD pipelines. A high degree of automation and the right DevOps structures allow your teams more independence and speed as well as reduced waiting times.
Would you like to learn more about IT Architecture and Infrastructure?
Please contact us – Dr. Erik Claassen will be pleased to answer your questions.
Dr. Erik Claassen
Member of the board
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FAQ – frequently asked questions about IT Architecture and Infrastructure
A container consists of one or more processes that are isolated from the rest of the system. All files necessary for execution are provided via a separate image, i.e. containers are always portable and consistent from development to the test phase to production. They are therefore faster than development pipelines, which replicate traditional test environments. Because of their popularity and ease of use, containers are also an important component of IT security.
Kubernetes is an open source platform automating the operation of containers. It eliminates many of the manual processes associated with deploying and scaling containerised applications.
With Kubernetes you can:
- Orchestrate containers across multiple hosts
- Make better use of hardware to maximise the resources needed to run your business applications
- Control and automate application deployments and updates
- Set up and add storage to run stateful apps
- Scaling containerised applications and their resources on the fly
- Manage services declaratively to ensure that deployed applications run exactly as planned
- Use autoplacement, autorestart, autoreplication to check the status of your apps and repair them yourself if necessary.