Yesterday, Mike Cohen’s post Networking Containers: Policy Finally Comes of Age appeared on the Open Networking User Group blog site. He talks about the tremendous interest among application developers to use Linux containers to develop, deploy, and operate applications. Containers and microservices simplify complex application development into smaller, less risky software components with the benefits of portability and speed.
Like cloud and big data, containers and microservices will transform the traffic in your data center infrastructure. As applications are disaggregated into many component services, each service now becomes an endpoint to be accessed and shared across the network.
Moving to a container-based microservices architecture will increase the number of addressable endpoints in the data center by an order of magnitude or more. (See “The Impact of Containers and Microservices” below)