TechTarget | April 24, 2017

Is it time to buy into container management platforms?

The evolution of container management platforms may be generating a lot of buzz, but the software needs further improvement before it makes sense for organizations to invest in it.

Virtualization became an IT mainstay because it eased software development by providing an abstraction layer between system hardware and software. But even this widely adopted technology is being threatened by the industry’s never-ending quest to build a better mousetrap.

Here come containers.

More infrastructure system management tools are expected to arrive as the fledgling market matures. Consolidation has begun, as Apprenda acquired Kubernetes backer Kismatic, and Cisco purchased ContainerX, a Docker Swarm supporter.