Do you want to find out what makes a container management solution for businesses productive without having to go through all the jargon concerning what makes it “next-gen” or “high-end?” Well, look no further, because here are five major infrastructure components that any quality container management solution (CMS) should have.
DNS and Discovery Service
A capable DNS plays a central role in distributing cloud services and content delivery networks through the internet. The ability to supply each container with a hostname and DNS configuration is also critical for the differentiation of the CMS across multiple networks. DNS filtering is a must-have feature because of its ability to block specific websites that could be harmful or hindering to its performance, such as spam.
Firewall and Security
Web application firewalls are designed to protect against external access to web-facing applications, while container firewalls protect all internal north-south and east-west network traffic between containers. A container firewall is much stronger than an application firewall because it’s capable of greater automation and integration for applications and networks. A CMS’ firewall’s features should include container threat protection against common application attacks, host security and auditing, and the ability to set rules based on container labels, IP addresses, and ranges.
Content Delivery Network
In a content delivery network (CDN) for a CMS, the cloud platform’s server needs to have accelerated content delivery for websites and applications. The CDN needs to have low latency and high transfer speeds, and its architecture must be well-suited for delivering all types of programming. Without a quality CDN, the container’s content becomes worthless.
Static Content Hosting
With a CMS, it’s possible to lower the hosting costs, monitoring costs, and bandwidth usage that comes from static content by using a static content hosting service. Maintaining a static content hosting component for a CMS infrastructure can be a lot of work. A CDN can help minimize CMS infrastructure management, especially when caching the content of storage. Even though the volume of static content can be small, it’s essential to have this component because of its capacity to be cost-efficient.
Load Balancer Server
This component can increase the computing capacity and reliability of a CMS’ applications. When a container is running across multiple computing resources, such as computer clusters, network links, or central processing units, the Load Balancer would allow the CMS’ performance to maintain productivity without decreasing efficiency across those multiple resources.
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