The Must-Haves of Monitoring Containers

Named by Gartner as one of the top 10 technology trends impacting IT infrastructure and operations, containers play a crucial role in application-driven innovation. The proof is in the numbers: Organizations using Docker containers report a 13x increase in the rate at which applications are released, and companies including Airbnb, Dropbox and GE have seen development lead times drop by as much as 75 percent when using microservices. To remain competitive, organizations need to understand not only how to use these new DevOps tools to develop apps faster, but also how to more effectively glean actionable insights into their performance. Containers and microservices offer numerous benefits for enterprise IT organizations, but they also have many implications when it comes to resource management and monitoring capabilities. By understanding and documenting what these implications could be prior to implementation, technology leaders can ensure the adoption of containers and microservices results in successful outcomes for both IT and the business.

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