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Container technology: Lower costs, significantly more performance

    CSP integrates Docker containers into its products. Their level of high availability, scalability and resource-saving use makes them the ideal partner for IT managers.

     

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    Container technology is becoming more and more established replacing virtual machines. This is primarily because they are suitable for applications that are more static and do not change often, whereas containers are much more flexible and make frequent updates possible in a simple way. This technology is therefore ideal for applications with varying workloads. “Containers can be used across operating systems and are highly available. If one quits, the next one steps in. Just like a train, containers can be easily connected and disconnected as needed,” explains Stefan Hammermüller, Strategic Product Manager at CSP.

    The added value of container technology:

     

    1. Scalability helps reducing costs

    Servers are optimally utilized and unused licenses can be used elsewhere. This helps to save costs. Flexibility and scalability are the keys to application-oriented IT. In addition, users only pay for the service they use.

     

    2. Speed and availability

    Application automation at various scales accelerates data processing and analysis – with high data availability.

     

    3. Back to productivity faster with modern rollout

    Software rollout at the workstation still via USB? Containers make the rollout more effective. They enable 24/7 supply of software in the appropriate configuration. Downtimes can be minimized and processes are productive again sooner.

     

    4. Cloud or local

    This question does not arise, because both is possible. According to the respective IT policies of a company, containers can be implemented both via cloud and locally.

     

    “Container technology is now being used in our CSP products. For the transmission of telegrams we can reduce the basic load of the CPU to a minimum. Reports from our software solutions can also be retrieved quicker, for example. If necessary, we simply add more containers and, despite higher performance, the user pays less. The only precondition for our customers to be able to use this solution is that their machines and databases must be able to communicate with Kubernetes,” Stefan Hammermüller continues.