Even the most powerful enterprises from retail to transportation, manufacturing to hospitality face the threat of disruption. IT can be the source of disruption and the best defense. But IT resources are spread thin simply supporting the core business. And they have an incredibly hard job: deliver solutions to support the business today without “lock-in” to dead-end technologies.
We depend on IT to deliver value to customers and efficiency to employees. But IT budgets are stretched more than ever and the top cause is skyrocketing complexity. Today’s enterprises, on average, run applications on 8 different platforms* — public clouds, private clouds, data centers, etc. And those applications need to be written, tested, documented, and deployed differently on each one.
Containers Cut IT Costs While Speeding Delivery and Agility
Containers are the fastest growing cloud-enabling technology, because they speed the delivery of software and cut the cost of operating it. Writing software is faster. Deploying it is easier, in your data center or your preferred cloud. And running it requires less hardware and support.
Containers can work on both legacy applications and new development. Existing, mission-critical applications can be “containerized” often with little or no change. The result is instant savings in infrastructure, better security, and reduced labor. New development happens faster because engineers only target a single platform instead of a variety of servers and clouds. Less code to write. Less testing. Faster delivery.
Docker EE delivers dramatic productivity gains in both operations and development. Operations teams manage fewer servers and VMs with better tools to respond to challenges like usage spikes. At the same time, development teams deliver applications more quickly.
Most customers use these gains to increase speed and competitiveness by more quickly developing and deploying applications to serve customers and employees. Company might also choose to reduce costs by redeploying team members to higher-value activities. Either way, productivity gains mean IT is in a better position to help the enterprise thrive.