As interest grows, container management features still missing

September 18, 2015

I had a great chat recently with a fantastic journo and a good mate, Alex Barrett over at Tech Target, about one of the hottest areas in virtualization, cloud, and DevOps. Yep, that big!

Logo_for_LinkedIN2_400x400Enterprise IT shops are interested in containers, but there’s a lot that needs to happen before they adopt them whole-hog, said Andi Mann, business technology strategist at Sageable, an independent technology consulting firm.

“I’m hearing a lot of enterprises talk about whether they should or shouldn’t adopt containers, which usually means that they will,” said Mann. We’re already seeing a lot of traction in agile development environments, where there are strong processes in place for open source tools, but enterprise-wide adoption is a different story, and “the difference is the management layer.”

“Sure, there are a lot of orchestration tools, for example, but we’re still missing a lot of the more mundane management features such as test automation, provisioning, security and performance monitoring,” Mann said.

And while the open source community has put a lot of effort into developing container technology, enterprises are still wary of new open source projects with dubious longevity, said Mann. “There are so many one-off management tools that get written and then are left by the wayside.”

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