The Future is in Containers

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Hi, my name is Wayne Green, I’m an advisor of Nirmata and I wanted to spend some time here talking about some of my perceptions on the industry and where all this technology around containers is going.

One of my observations, having been in the industry for quite a while is that when virtualization was created, this really disrupted how IT teams and their customers, the developers, really looked at how they can have access to infrastructure.

Five years ago, there was this coalescence of tooling around monitoring, security, automation around how do you manage those virtual machines. Fast forward, now the technology has changed towards containers and container management. Technologies like Nirmata really provide a new way of interacting with the container management system.

Nirmata really takes a very interesting perspective in that it’s a SaaS service. Gone are the days where the IT team would have to install, develop, configure, upgrade a whole set of services and applications and VMs, etcetera, to manage their infrastructure. With Nirmata this is all a SaaS service deployed in the cloud. In fact, if you are taking your teams down a path towards a cloud-first point of view, then you are going to want your management to be in the cloud, and Nirmata really provides this, a very easy to use interface for providing the self-service and the life-cycle management of the containers.

You want your teams to generate as many features per day, per hour, that they can and you want to be able to run these apps as cheaply as possible and what Nirmata does from a single pane of glass, kind of manage all of those applications across multiple clouds. It really allows your teams to focus on innovation and less on the nuances on how this ran in an IT environment.

This technology can be used by both the IT Ops teams as well as your end user, the Developers Team or even the DevOps person. We see this convergence of the control plane, the UI, and make it extremely easy for any one of those teams to use the tools. Secondly, it’s kind of cloud-agnostic you can run this across many different clouds and that makes it very helpful from the point of view of the developers. They can just focus on the application. And finally, it’s really easy to use in the modern days where we really don’t have manuals for our software. It really changes the whole economic pattern for how IT and development teams get their job done.

I really see Nirmata as being the dominant player here around container management. Not everybody can do everything through a command line and with the kind of enterprise controls you will need to makes sure this meets your business needs, Nirmata, I think will be a  dominant force in how companies will actually manage their applications on a container framework.