What must networks deliver to deploy application containers with enterprise-class reliability? How can network fabrics provide the best infrastructure for containers in production?
Most new applications are designed in a microservices based architecture, allowing complex applications to be deployed as small, independent modules which are easily composable. This approach, which has dramatically accelerated application time to market, is further enhanced with the evolution from virtual machines (VMs) to Containers.
Containers are more resource efficient since they do not have the overhead of a hypervisor and guest OS. Containers are deployed on the same host OS and share those resources, and are ideally suited for large, scale out microservices deployments. However, because they share the same host OS, any vulnerability could spill over into all containers. The risk is magnified with business demands for workload isolation.
Because containers …