Part 1: How to Containerize
Containerization is a trend we’ve seen at the enterprise level and among the federal government for some time now. If the term is new to you, here is a simple metaphor that explains why organizations are shifting towards this IT practice:
Imagine the struggle of early importers and exporters, shipping multiple pieces of cargo, all different sizes, shapes and weights, across various water channels. The need for a safe, consistently viable shipping option led to the creation of the standardized shipping container you now see on docks. There is a standard size for objects, a standard place for where the doors go, for how the locks work, and where the mount points are to pick it up, so that they all fit on ships and they can get them on and off efficiently and there’s weight restrictions. The shipping company doesn’t need to know what’s inside, only that it hits all of the specs and adheres to all of the standards.