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Application Performance Management (APM) in the Digital Enterprise by Julie Craig, Carol Pollard, Rick Sturm

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Chapter 13

Managing Containerized Applications

Abstract

Containerized applications represent a major shift in the evolution of information technology (IT). Building on the tenets of virtualization, containerization is often referred to as “lightweight virtualization” because of its ability to run applications on a variety of hosts, reduce memory requirements, increase ease of migration and use of applications, enable faster deployment, and back up and free up server capacity.

In this chapter, we explore the history and underlying concepts of containerized applications and container-based virtualization, explore their relationships to virtualization, describe the areas of computing that benefit most from using container-based virtualization, and discuss ...

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