RELEASING YOUR FEATURES FASTER USING DOCKER

Containers are now an essential for any company seeking to release new digital products and services quickly.

These standardised development environments are not just helping organisations work faster though, they’re reducing the potential for costly outages.

It’s little wonder a quarter of companies have already embraced containers, such as Docker.

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.

WHY ENGAGE A CONSULTANCY TO HELP?

Although public cloud offerings deliver significant advantages, the deployment and management of containers involves a level of complexity which requires expertise.

It can take time to build and nurture the in-house skills needed to deploy and manage containers with environments, such as AWS, Google Cloud or Azure. This will not only eat up resources, it can distract your team from their main focus – the development of feature rich products and services that will benefit your customers.

What’s more, looking after the operational side (monitoring and maintenance) of business-critical platforms also requires engineers to be available 24×7 for any service-affecting issues.

WHY STEAMHAUS?

With our customer-centric approach, we’ll become your complete outsourced operations partner, working closely with your in-house team.

We’re a team of AWS-certified engineers with a massive amount of experience in the server hosting industry. As a consultancy, rather than a hosting company, we’re much better placed to work with you on an individual basis, rather than trying to fit you into a box or hosting package.

Find out more about us and our ethos.

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