The advanced features of public cloud providers’ native services offer clear benefits. Most enterprises now exploit cloud-native patterns in developing new applications, even in the augmentation of migrated applications. However, most enterprises would like to minimize lock-in to specific cloud service providers. Guess what? When you leverage a cloud provider’s native services, those services are not transportable across clouds.
This makes it obvious why containers have become a megatrend.
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IT typically considers containers a good idea because everyone is using them, and it’s good to follow the crowd that’s also creating a development ecosystem. Also, containers can scale by using cluster managers and orchestration services, such as Kubernetes.
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