These services may be written in different programming languages and technology stacks and can be deployed and adjusted without adversely impacting other components of the application.
In comparison to monolithic applications that are built as a single unit with all its services bound together, creating dependencies and making tasks like scaling and trouble-shooting tedious and time-consuming, microservices leverage independently functional components for improved productivity and speed.
Many Fortune 500 companies such as Liberty Mutual Insurance, Citizens Bank and Visa have transitioned business-critical applications to microservices from monolithic architecture, making it possible to deploy new applications or updates in hours instead of weeks or months.
Microservices are modular. Each individual service runs on its own, separate from the others within the architecture. Containerization provides individual microservices with their own isolated workload environments, making them independently deployable and scalable. Microservices written in any language can be reliably and quickly deployed in containers on any operating system to any infrastructure, including public or private clouds.
Docker Enterprise lets you standardize and automate the way you build, share and run microservices-based applications across the organization. With Docker Enterprise, you get:
VP of Innovation, Citizens Bank