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Modernizing Applications with Microservices and Containers

What Are Microservices and Containers?

Microservices is an architectural design for building a distributed modern application. Microservices break an application into independent, loosely-coupled, individually deployable services. Containers are a lightweight, efficient and standard way for applications to move between environments and run independently. Everything needed (except for the shared operating system on the server) to run the application is packaged inside the container object: code, run time, system tools, libraries and dependencies.

A microservices framework including microservices and containers creates a massively scalable and distributed system, which avoids the bottlenecks of a central database. It also enables continuous integration / continuous delivery (CI/CD) pipelines for applications and modernizing the technology stack.

This page provides expert tips and insights on how to develop modern applications with microservices and containers. 

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Why Containerization?

By utilizing containerization, you’re able to create isolated environments where your code can run without interference from other system elements. Senior Consultant Joseph Abreu discusses how it works, the types of tasks it’s best suited for, and how it’ll make your code more secure.

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Relevant Microservices and Containerization Case Studies

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Rural Sourcing Helps Replatform and Modernize a Leading Online Automotive Marketplace
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Policy and Training Solutions
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Civil Engineering
Global Civil Engineering Company Partners with Rural Sourcing to Replatform An Aging Application

Through one of our Scrum-as-a-Service teams, Rural Sourcing helped BrandSafway replatform legacy applications that were scheduled to sunset.

  • Captured knowledge transfer to learn the application architecture
  • Took on support tickets
  • Built out user stories
  • Developed, tested and deployed into production
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