This article is intended for administrators wishing to understand Containers and their usage at the Edge.
The market and Containers
Containers have seen huge growth over the last few years with the global kubernetes market being projected to grow from USD 1.8 billion in 2022 to USD 7.8 billion by 2030, exhibiting a CAGR of 23.40% during the forecast period.
What is a Container vs a VM
Containers have become the modern approach to a lot of application development providing a ready to run software package. It includes the code, any runtime it requires, application and system libraries, and default values for essential settings to ensure the appliance runs per best practices.
Containerization is a means by which it is possible to logically silo applications onto a single OS host, similar to virtualization, however with less OS kernel duplication. This means Containers are deemed lighter-weight.
Containers and StorMagic SvSAN
Today StorMagic is seeing most customers utilize Containers, in the form of docker, kubernetes and Rancher, running on top of virtualized infrastructure for the below reasons:
- Ease of use with existing legacy applications,
- agnosticity to the underlying infrastructure and storage provide.
- knowledge within existing support teams
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