The role of containers in cloud computing will continue to grow as new cloud-specific apps are developed–primarily because they are a faster path to better applications. As containers become an essential component of modern IT infrastructure, the importance of container security also becomes more critical.
Containers comprised about 19% of hybrid cloud production workloads in 2018, although by 2020, containers will make up one-third of hybrid cloud production workloads, according to ESG research.
In a nutshell, containers break up apps into smaller, more easily managed, and self-contained packages of code–bundled with the prerequisite software apps need to operate independently of the host server. You can also think of them as lightweight virtual machines with much leaner system requirements.
What are the benefits of using containers?
Containers are appealing because they provide:
What are some of the security challenges of containers?
While containers provide a significant gain in productivity, agility, and efficiency for DevOps team, they can represent a new attack surface if security tooling isn’t updated to measure risk and compliance at their speed and scale.
Cloudpassage Container Secure can help you automate container security and compliance by delivering:
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