What are Containers?

Application containers are lightweight runtime environments that provide apps with the files, variables, and libraries they need to run, maximizing their portability.

Container definition

While traditional virtual machines (VMs) enable the virtualization of computing infrastructure, containers enable the virtualization of software applications. Unlike virtual machines, containers use their host’s operating system (OS), rather than supplying their own.

Why containers?

Because they don’t include full operating systems, containers require minimal computing resources and are quick and easy to install. This efficiency allows them to be deployed in clusters, with individual containers encapsulating single components of complex applications. Separating application components into different containers allows developers to update individual components without reworking the entire application.

HPE hybrid IT products and services

HPE's Project New Hybrid IT Stack lets you build containerized apps anywhere and seamlessly deploy across your on-prem data center and multiple clouds. The platform builds on HPE’s composable infrastructure to bring a frictionless IT environment to life.

HPE Project Hybrid IT New Stack

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Resources

Article : Foundations of hybrid IT

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A successful deployment and utilization of a Hybrid IT environment depends on an effective operations model. Get advice on how to deliver a secure environment, optimize resources and workloads, manage costs, and achieve an optimal ROI.

Article : Where should your workloads live?

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There is no one-size-fits-all deployment model for workloads in a Hybrid IT environment. You must match the workload with the appropriate destination based on specific business objectives.

eBook : Composable Infrastructure For Dummies

Composable Infrastructure for Dummies - Identify IT Challenges
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Learn how to identify the IT challenges businesses face, use composable infrastructure to deliver new value, and apply idea economy principles to your infrastructure environment.