Author: Tom Petrocelli
Title: Market Landscape – Packaging Code for Microservices
Vendors and Solutions Featured: Buildpacks, Cloud Foundry Diego, Docker, Gitlab Pages, Harbor, Helm, Helm Hub, JFrog Artifactory, Kubernetes
Key Stakeholders: DevOps teams, Continuous Integration and Continuous Delivery (CI/CD) Pipeline Designers, System Architects, Vice Presidents and Directors of DevOps, Vice Presidents and Directors of Platforms, Chief Information Officers, Chief Technology Officers
Why It Matters:
As more organizations adopt microservices designs, packaging becomes more necessary for managing the complexity of building and deploying backend and SaaS systems that adopt microservices designs. There will now be many microservices, each with its own artifacts that require tools to make sure that their configuration and construction are both defined by code and automation.
Packaging technology, for both builds and deployments, helps to manage and automate error-prone processes in CI/CD pipelines. Open source specifications and tools, especially Buildpacks and Helm, will likely become the standard way of packaging software into containers and deploying groups of containers into Kubernetes clusters.