Software containers, with all the benefits that they have to offer, have become pretty popular with the technical folks. Container technology is said to be revolutionizing deployment and management of applications in a multi-node distributed environments at scale. Apart from the containers offering a light-weight infrastructure for applications to run on a cloud, they help to make development process easier and more agile. Additional benefits include the ability to push out updates faster, immense and smooth scaling of applications, improved developer productivity, and the ability to build apps just once that are capable of running on any platform.
One of the major advantages is cost saving and that has lured most enterprises into shifting their infrastructure to Docker containers. Containers offer cost benefits on various fronts when compared to a legacy environment.