Virtualization and Cloud executives share their predictions for 2017. Read them in this 9th annual VMblog.com series exclusive.
Contributed by Pete Wermter, VP Marketing, Virtuozzo
Containers Conquer Production Workloads
the last three years, containers have won over the minds of developers and become
a cornerstone of an IT transformation that is moving towards micro-services
oriented architectures. For a new class of cloud-native, server side
applications, container based runtime environments are poised to become the new
default. The benefits of containers are now clear not only for developers, but
also for InfoSec, Ops, IT teams and CTOs.
bringing containers into real production environments exposes a lot of unsolved
issues and gaps, including security.
fact is that de-facto standard and open-sourced CNCF container orchestration
systems have no singular owner. This makes it extremely difficult to build and
support full, production-ready container environments, which can be assembled
from different open-source projects and proprietary components - a complex task
even for container industry pioneers.
Virtuozzo, we believe 2017 marks the year that vendors should strive to bridge
the gap between IT and the emerging container world. Utilizing the technology,
tools and processes invented by the most efficient and innovative companies for
use in modern enterprise environments will open the doors for the widespread adoption
you examine bringing containers into production today or in the future, here
are some key tips for success:
1) Adopt container production hygiene, featuring
strict backward compatibility and a stable runtime version with a long support
2) Unbundle container standards from the
implementation, and orchestration from the runtime environment.
3) Solve persistent storage issues and adopt
traditional databases into the world of containers.
4) Ensure that you address any broad security
problems and multi-tenancy issues.
5) Create a robust set of tools for container
auditing, monitoring, logging and debugging.
are amid a major transformation in the way IT is consumed, managed and
optimized. 2017 will be a breakthrough year for production-ready containers and
their impact on the virtualization space will bring about massive change in IT
About the Author
Pete Wermter leads the marketing team
at Virtuozzo. He brings with him over 15 years of experience as a marketing and
communications executive across corporate, field and digital marketing with a
focus on building powerhouse brands. Pete has deep experience in the software
industry having worked for leading companies in the cloud data protection and
customer service software markets.
Most recently, Pete was the VP of
Communications at Acronis, a data protection solution provider, where he played
a key role in re-positioning the company and increasing its brand awareness.
Prior to Acronis, Pete worked for Genesys, a leading call center software
provider, where he held a range of marketing management roles. Pete has also
held management positions at Alcatel-Lucent and Weber Shandwick. Pete received
his BA in Communications and Marketing from the University of Connecticut.