Cloud computing has become the backbone of digital transformation. Cloud enables organizations to scale operations, improve efficiency and drive innovation. And now that we are halfway through 2023, the technology just keeps evolving, bringing forth 5 key trends that will continue to shape the digital landscape.
Trend 3 highlights the rapid adoption of containerization, which is revolutionizing application deployment and management in the cloud. Containers offer benefits like faster deployment, better resource utilization, isolation, portability, flexibility, scalability, and control across the application lifecycle. Kubernetes, a container orchestration platform, is expected to gain further popularity for managing and scaling containerized applications.
However, the skill set required for managing Kubernetes can be a significant hurdle for many companies. To leverage the advantages of containerization without the complexities of infrastructure management, companies need to invest in acquiring containerization skills.
Trend 3: Containerization
Containerization is rapidly changing how applications are deployed and managed and will further transform the cloud landscape.
In short, containers package applications and their dependencies into isolated environments, allowing faster deployment and better resource utilization. Or, as Microsoft says, “They provide the benefits of isolation, portability, flexibility, scalability, and control across the application lifecycle. However, the most important benefit of containerization is the isolation between the Dev and Ops environments.” (6)
In the near future, we expect container orchestration platforms like Kubernetes to gain further traction because of how easy they make managing and scaling containerized applications. But, for that to happen, we need to overcome one significant hurdle: managing Kubernetes requires a skill set that many companies do not have.
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- Microsoft. (2022). Cloud Migration and Modernization: Trends for 2023. Global Research Report. https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/resources/cloud-migration-and-modernization-trends-for-2023/
- McKinsey Digital. (2023). The FinOps way: How to avoid the pitfalls to realizing cloud’s value. https://www.mckinsey.com/capabilities/mckinsey-digital/our-insights/the-finops-way-how-to-avoid-the-pitfalls-to-realizing-clouds-value