IDG Contributor Network: Containerizing stateful applications

 Application container technology, like Docker Engine, provides standards based packaging and runtime management of the underlying application components.

Containers are fast to deploy and make efficient use of system resources. Using containers, developers get application portability and programmable image management. The operations team get standard runtime units of deployment and management.

However, with all the known benefits of application containers there is a common misperception that containers are ephemeral and so are only good for stateless microservices-style applications. And that it’s not possible to containerize stateful applications. Let’s dive in and see if this holds up:

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