Containers And IoT — A Match Made In The Cloud

In an era in which the channel is navigating tectonic technological shifts, solution providers have been closely watching two rapidly emerging technologies associated with almost every significant IT infrastructure disruption of recent years.

Application containers and the Internet of Things both were thrust into the limelight about three years ago — after Docker introduced its groundbreaking Linux container runtime, and industry standards began to emerge for the networked devices that make “smart” our homes, cars, workplaces, hospitals, civic infrastructure and factories.

Precedents for both technologies had been around for decades, and while the near-simultaneousness of their mainstream breakouts was largely coincidental …

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