IT Trends 2018 – Every year, IT managers have to take a step back and assess their organizations’ strategies and actions in the context of global technology development. If they take a proactive approach toward the changes in technology, they will create more successful long-term strategies and achieve more—while remaining within their budgets.
Simplified Enterprise IT Trends for 2018
For many years, IT managers have been reluctant to keep their systems and architectures up to date with the latest IT trends, especially when new and exciting technologies have hit the market. This is mainly true for mature organizations, as they seem to be more reluctant in following the up-and-coming IT trends. Complex and tangled systems and architecture prevent many organizations from adopting a new trend, something that can become costly. In 2018, many organizations that have delayed implementing IT trends will need to re-think their approach and use the new technology to streamline their IT infrastructures
Containerization: one of the main IT Trends 2018
Containerization—allowing applications to run on cloud-based servers without the encumbrance of a tradition virtual machine—will be one of the main IT trends in 2018. Its lighter-weight level of IT automation can improve the application stream, remove the limitation of OSes, and enable organizations to deliver applications on any device.
Why use containerization
Containerization is a lightweight alternative to full-machine virtualization, which involves encapsulating an application in a container with its own operating environment.
The key to containerization is to make applications run anywhere, on any machine. Containerization makes applications portable by virtualizing them in the OS, creating isolated, encapsulated systems that are kernel-based. From there, distributed, containerized applications can be dropped in anywhere. They can run without dependencies or requiring an entire virtual machine. By including its own operating system, it’s eliminating dependencies.
Aside from the cost-saving aspect, the other main benefit of containerization is that it requires far fewer resources. For example, you can run a number of containers at once without taking up a lot of space. With virtualization, doing the same can require a lot more gigabytes. When you’re only dealing with one OS for all containers, you can run far more containers on the host than on virtual machines.
- Improved scalability and lower costs
- Enables containerized applications to launch faster than a VM
- Solves for legacy or conflicting application issues
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