As a new year begins, we often take some time to reflect on the previous year and look ahead at what is to come. Suffice to say, 2016 was a momentous year for software delivery in the enterprise. DevOps adoptions matured greatly and, at conferences worldwide, industry leaders were eager to share their experience and expertise.
While DevOps was taking over, two trends focusing on ‘small’ things were making big waves: containers and microservices as a means for organizations to scale their application development and releases. While both technologies have matured considerably in the last year, they are still challenging – particularly for enterprises that need to incorporate these new trends with monolithic applications, traditional releases, VMs, etc. While it’s not a silver bullet that’s suitable for every use case, we’re increasingly seeing more enterprises exploring Docker and microservices for their needs, and I’m sure these trends would continue to lead positive advancements in modern application delivery for the coming year (and beyond).
Continue reading for my insights on some of the opportunities and challenges surrounding these two major trends, as well as a few predictions for what’s to come in 2017.
About Anders Wallgren Anders Wallgren is Chief Technology Officer of Electric Cloud. Anders brings with him over 25 years of in-depth experience designing and building commercial software. Prior to joining Electric Cloud, Anders held executive positions at Aceva, Archistra, and Impresse. Anders also held management positions at Macromedia (MACR), Common Ground Software and Verity (VRTY), where he played critical technical leadership roles in delivering award winning technologies such as Macromedia’s Director 7 and various Shockwave products.
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