By Andre Newman and Michael Laccetti | April 2, 2019
Containers have taken the world by storm. By allowing developers to pack software into lightweight, self-contained environments, containers make deploying applications easier and faster. Containers have innumerable use cases, from running local applications to powering the world’s largest websites.
Containers allow developers to package applications and their dependencies into self-contained, reproducible units. These units can be independently started, modified, replaced, and shut down without impacting other units. This makes them extremely useful for a number of applications including data processing, web hosting, and one-time tasks.