Containers and microservices are revolutionising application development processes and IT infrastructure, which in turn is allowing organizations to decrease costs and reach unprecedented levels of efficiency. Organizations are increasingly looking to run microservices in containers as part of their digital transformation strategies, or to transition from monolithic applications to cloud native.
When running applications in containerized environments, you are faced with a whole new set of challenges. Microservices can come and go within seconds, making them difficult to track in real time. DevOps need to understand the interdependencies between the business services, and the associated Containers, Pods and Hosts.
Enterprise Organizations are attempting to address these challenges directly, and there are a growing number of MSP’s that are supporting these companies in their journey, with tools such as Containers as a Service (CaaS).
Monitoring and alerting tools go some way to providing the insight you need, but these lack the context and additional insights that help you really understand what is impacted. New tools are required in order to understand the interdependencies of these increasingly complex and dynamic services.