Container Deployment

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Container Deployment Definition

Container deployment is a method for quickly building and releasing complex applications. Docker container deployment is a popular technology that gives developers the ability to construct application environments with speed at scale.

Diagram depicts container deployment using container cluster management software such as; Docker, Kubernetes, OpenShift to deliver applications seamlessly to end users.

What is Container Deployment?

Container deployment is the action of putting containers to use. The deployment of containers uses management software that simplifies the launch and updates of applications. Container deployment provides fast access to environments and speeds up development because secure containers can be quickly downloaded and put to use. Container deployment also minimizes errors because it reduces the number of moving parts in development.

Applications are deployed with a combination of manual procedures and automated scripts. Security can be a concern when containers run at a root level, which increases vulnerability.

Container deployment tools such as Docker and OpenShift / Kubernetes multi-container deployment help manage the containers in real-world production environments. They replace what used to be a total reliance on IT engineers.

Why use Container Deployment?

Container deployments can replace many of the tasks previously handled by IT operations. When a tool like Docker deploys multiple containers, it places applications in virtual containers that run on the same operating system. This provides a benefit not offered by virtual machines. Using a virtual machine requires running an entire guest operating system to deploy a single application.

This is costly and slow if deploying many applications. If you deploy a Docker container, each container has everything needed to run the app and can be easily spun up or down for testing. This is how container deployment saves resources like storage, memory and processing power and speeds up the CI/CD pipeline.

Benefits of Container Deployment

• Run many individual applications on the same number of servers.

• Deliver ready-to-run applications in containers that hold all the codes, libraries and dependencies any application needs.

• Deploy easier and more secure deployment and management of applications.

• Modify an application and instantly run it anywhere.

Does VMware NSX Advanced Load Balancer Offer Container Deployment?

The VMware NSX Advanced Load Balancer offers an integrated solution with major container vendors such as Docker, Rancher, CoreOS and Mesosphere to help enterprises build and deploy microservices applications at scale using containers. The VMware NSX Advanced Load Balancer also partners with Red Hat Openshift and Kubernetes container orchestration platforms to offer multi-cluster, multi-cloud load balancing and load balancing.

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