To the cloud! Real-world container migrations

Forward-thinking organizations offer real-world lessons for containerizing enterprise apps for the cloud

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We hear a lot from vendors and service providers about the wisdom of migrating applications and workloads to the cloud. The potential benefits include lower capital costs and increased flexibility.

With the advent of containers, porting your organization’s legacy code to the cloud should be a snap -- in theory. But how feasible is a “lift and shift” strategy when it comes to legacy apps? At this point, the method appears to be largely in the early and experimental stages.

Here we take a look at two forward-thinking organizations that are using containers to port their applications to the cloud. Their setups and hard-earned lessons should give you a better sense of how -- and where -- to take advantage of this emerging application migration strategy.

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