Present day businesses require modern product delivery that caters to their growing business needs and meets their end-user requirements. Many organizations are focusing on accelerating their digital footprint to support modern product delivery. Technology advances include continuous software delivery through agile methodology, scaling private clouds, and adopting commercially available technology solutions for both operational and mission critical needs. Microservices and containerization help to provide the flexibility, agility and scalability that is needed for such organizations to adapt quickly to rapidly changing events.
One of the reasons for using containerization is to ensure the provisioning of resources quickly for development and testing. Container technology enables development teams to quickly develop isolated applications without dealing with the traditional complexities. Thus, there is an ever-increasing need for organizations to bring their database services, such as Microsoft SQL Server, closer to their containerized applications and integrate the database layer within the microservices architecture.
Another challenge that enterprises face when modernizing applications, is meeting the independent scaling requirements of compute and storage. IT managers often decide to buy expensive hardware for storage requirements, but then do not use it as business needs change over time. Such purchases unnecessarily increase the IT budget of the organization.