Containers, led by Docker, burst onto the IT scene in 2013. In the five-plus years since, container technology has reshaped the software development landscape. The shift began with a breakdown of applications into lightweight, independent, and deployable software packages.
Since each container includes everything it needs – code, runtime, system tools, and settings, plus all dependencies, libraries, and other configuration files – you can reliably move containers from one environment to another. For IT teams, this reduces frustration when problems occur due to changes between environments. It also makes the process more efficient, which benefits companies and customers.