IDG Contributor Network: The best workloads for containers: All of them (really!)


I was recently asked which types of applications are best suited for containers. My response: All of them.

With few exceptions—and I mean very few exceptions—developers can use containers for every workload. The question isn’t “Should I use containers?” The question developers should be asking themselves is this: How will my workload benefit from containers?

You’ve probably heard by now that development teams use containers because they offer enormous flexibility, improved productivity, reduced downtime, better security, … the list goes on.

A recent IBM online of more than 200 developers, developer executives, and IT leaders revealed that containers have revolutionized developers’ output and the way they work. Top business benefits developers identify experiencing are:

I wrote about how modernizing and extending your applications with containers can help you add new features to your application like blockchain and artificial intelligence.