As enterprises push more application workloads into public clouds such as Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft Azure, and Google Cloud, high cost is emerging as a major pain point. Purchasing separate cloud instances for each workload takes the efficiencies created by workload stacking away from the end customer. Optimizing and right-sizing instances based on workload patterns are the main levers cloud customers are left with to control costs and increase efficiency.

But there’s an advanced strategy that delivers pretty dramatic savings: container stacking within cloud instances.Container technologies, such as the open-source offerings from Docker, provide a “lightweight” virtual environment that enables multiple applications to share an operating system, but it isolates the individual processes of each app.
Stacking multiple containers within a single cloud instance enables multiple applications to share the same OS and instance without interfering with each other.

Container stacking can be an effective way to maximize your application density and optimize your utilization of purchased cloud resources.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here

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