VP of Cloud Services at Unisys.
The rise of containers and serverless computing has prompted some folks to ask if the time of the virtual machine (VM) is over. We haven’t reached the end of the VM era yet, but amid the pandemic, we have seen accelerated cloud adoption. This is moving the needle on containers and serverless computing and enabling businesses to optimize further — just as the adoption of virtualization did. Also, with the increased adoption of cloud-based PaaS and SaaS offerings, responsibility for the IaaS layer — including VMs — will continue to shift to cloud service providers.
Gartner, Inc. predicts that 75% of organizations will be running containerized applications in production by 2022. The firm expects public cloud container orchestration and serverless technologies to see the greatest growth in this timeframe.
Containers provide efficiencies and optimization for IT operations. Every VM is packaged with