SPEED UP WORKFLOW, AND REDUCE RISK
As the general acceptance of Agile and DevOps philosophies have grown, Docker and containerisation have become a vital tool in the app development tool kit.
They can save days of work by allowing apps to swiftly move from development and into production, without developers and system administrators needing to build local working environments.
Instead, all the code and its dependencies – web app language, version, libraries – are already setup within a container, and ready to work on.
A key advantage of this approach it that it’s reducing the possibility that inconsistencies can be introduced as different people work on an app, thus lowering the risk of configuration issues that can lead to potentially damaging outages.
IDEAL FOR CLOUD DEPLOYMENTS
The isolated nature of containers also provides a crucial benefit in that they can run on any machine, anywhere. This allows apps to be developed and then migrated to the environment of your choosing.
This flexibility is hugely significant when building architecture in public cloud environments. For instance, companies can exploit the scalability and elasticity this provides to deliver major cost saving benefits.