Building applications to run in containers, such as Docker, has become ubiquitous as organizations embrace DevSecOps. Containers, as the name implies, contain all the code, runtime libraries, and configuration hooks required to run a software application. Each new release is built into exactly one copy of a container that is easily promoted from development through test environments and ultimately to production. “Containerizing” code eliminates variances between your runtime environments typically found with deployments to traditional server or virtual machine (VM) environments. When developers discover production issues, they will no longer report “but it worked on my local environment!”
Containers also offer advantages in the areas of automation, scalability, portability, and security. All mainstream CI/CD platforms now support building and deploying containers through automation. Container orchestration platforms like Kubernetes or OpenShift are now mainstream production platforms that manage network traffic to your application. These platforms will automatically spawn or subtract containers to match changing levels of user volume and capture critical operations metrics. Automated tests and code vulnerability scans of each container build are all executed as part of your CI/CD pipeline. All these features of automation match perfectly with the DevSecOps goal of empowering development teams through automation and more visibility into system health. BRMi’s continuous integration/continuous development (CICD) framework has successfully transitioned projects to container technologies for our clients while promoting a transformation to DevSecOps. Our teams are available for a free consultation on how to initiate streamlining efforts in your organization. #areyouready?