BrandPost: How to Keep a Lid on Your Container Costs
These days, pretty much every organization needs to develop software, whether it’s in-house tools or customer-facing apps and websites. Your developers need to rapidly create, test, and deploy great software – and one of the best ways to do that, is access to agile servers running virtual machines (VMs) and containers.
When it comes to HCI (hyperconverged infrastructure), VMs and containers are fundamental building blocks. Both have been around for decades, but in the last 5-10 years, containers have become the de facto tool for testing and running applications in isolation.
Why are containers so popular?
Containers work much like virtual machines, with their own resources separated from other VMs and containers. But because they run at the OS-level, not the hardware level, they are faster to spin up than VMs. Containers can be created in seconds, whereas VMs can take minutes. When running hundreds or thousands of containers, this agility and speed advantage can have a big impact on costs and efficiency.