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TECH BUYER Aug 2019 - IDC Perspective - Doc # EUR145449219

Evaluating Approaches to Meet Persistent Storage and Data Demands for Containerized Applications

By: Archana VenkatramanResearch Manager – European Datacenter Research

Abstract

This IDC Perspective discusses approaches to containerization of applications. Containers are appealing to enterprises for benefits such as faster software development, modernized application architecture to meet DevOps and agile objectives, application portability for multicloud environments, and virtualization licensing cost savings. As more traditional workloads get containerized, the need for enterprise-grade storage and security services is becoming more evident.

"When containerizing an application, consider and address the storage, data services, and security needs of containerized applications right at the onset, not as an afterthought," said Archana Venkatraman, research manager, Storage and Datacenter, IDC Europe. "To scale containerization, invest in automated, software-defined, API-driven, and container-aware storage architectures. After all, the distinction between 'stateless' and 'stateful' will blur over time, and the need for persistent storage, performance, security, and persistent data will be fundamental for container success."


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