Container Challenges

Containers are quickly becoming popular as a way to speed and simplify application deployment. However, while developers often find it fast and easy to deploy containerized applications, experts say that enterprises sometimes run into unexpected challenges when deploying containers in production. This page gathers resources about some of the major challenges in container adoption and how to overcome them.
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  • Container Storage Best PracticesWhile a container keeps its bundle of software and dependencies wherever it goes, it doesn’t store data so it can maintain a light footprint. If a process stops or the container is rebooted, all the data associated with any applications within is lost. This page gathers resources about how to overcome this challenge and achieve persistent storage for containers. 
  • Container Networking Best PracticesContainer systems need networking functionality in order to function properly and to connect distributed applications across the cloud. This page gathers resources about container networking best practices including, challenges and concepts of container networking.
  • Security
  • Monitoring
  • Containers and OS CompatibilityMost major operating systems have some sort of container compatibility and since the launch of Docker, there has been an explosion of new container-centric operating systems, including CoreOS, Ubuntu Snappy, RancherOS. This page gathers resources about the challenges in hosting containers on different operating systems.

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