Flexibility, security drive container deployment in multiple environments

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It’s good that containers, a virtualization method for deploying and running software apps, allow an application to run on a wide range of systems, because companies don’t all use the same platforms. Instead of developing on one environment and then porting code to another, companies can deploy the same code they write.

“One of the things that containers give us is the ability to easily package our software and deploy it anywhere,” said Giorgio Regni (pictured), chief technical officer of Scality Inc.

Regni spoke to Stu Miniman (@stu) and James Kobielus (@jameskobielus), co-hosts of theCUBE, SiliconANGLE’s mobile live-streaming studio, at DockerCon17 in Austin, Texas, about containers, deployment and security. (*Disclosure below.)

Dodging the deployment trap

Since containers can be deployed anywhere, be it the development side, on the user’s side, in the network or other locations, they make it easy to put an application on Scality’s client’s system. With a container, a developer can queue up at any time and the container will take over. The deployment isn’t trapped on any one system, Regni explained.

Also, being able to use the same code from development to deployment increases quality, while saving time. “The flexibility is huge,” Regni said.

Containers are also proving valuable in the security arena. One use case is key management, watching over access, logins and the like. This management usually covers a number of different systems. Running with containers, a security provider can handle it all with one shot, Regni explained.

As part of its own security efforts, Scality recently announced a new Scality S3 Server release, under the Apache 2.0 license. This release includes AWS S3, Scality RING and Docker Volume. The purpose of the new release is to be cloud-independent, meaning it can provide service to whatever clouds, public or private, fit the user’s data storage needs.

Watch the complete video interview below, and be sure to check out more of SiliconANGLE’s and theCUBE’s independent editorial coverage of DockerCon US 2017 Austin. (*Disclosure: Scality Inc. sponsors some DockerCon segments on SiliconANGLE Media’s theCUBE. Neither Scality nor other sponsors have editorial control over content on theCUBE or SiliconANGLE.)

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