Top 5 Advantages of Implementing Cloud Pak for Business Automation Container-Based Architecture to your Organization

If you’ve been thinking of moving your FileNet to cloud and containers, we understand it can be a little overwhelming. Modernizing can be daunting, and concerns of security, cost, and a dip in productivity are always top of mind.

With so much to consider, we thought you might like this top benefits list of moving to the cloud and containers, beyond simply updating legacy systems:

1. Agility and productivity

Simply implementing containers means your IT team is empowered with agility and speed on their side. For example, deploying new code takes less resources and time, because overall, there is less code that needs to be built, tested, and managed. And since components are built free from dependencies, teams can also test changes faster, diagnose problems rapidly, and deliver fixes with ease. They no longer need to schedule releases with other teams, share environments, or worry about versions of shared libraries interfering – all they need to focus on is being as agile, productive, and creative as possible.

2. Fine-grained resilience

Independent deployment of highly available components removes single points of failure. With fine-grained components, you can safely deploy a new function or a change to an existing one without risk of affecting another function. Not only is there little to no risk functionally, with fine-grained components, you need much less code and libraries, meaning re-start times during recalibration or iteration are significantly faster.

3. Scalability and infrastructure optimization

Components working independently of each other make it easy to scale to the perfect size, every time. Fine-grained components working independently provide true differential scaling only available through containerization. Your team can enjoy lower overheads for isolation than with virtual machines, dynamic and elastic provisioning of resources, maximized component/resource density, and individualized functionality scaling.

4. Operational consistency

No longer do you need to know intricate details about the command-line tools specific to products or runtime environments to perform builds and deployments. Regardless of the functionality within the container, the way you build, deploy, upgrade, and provide high availability, scaling is all happens the exact same way. This is what operational consistency means. You no longer need to be a product or runtime specialist to monitor and administer the runtime environment. You just need to know how a generic container orchestration platform such as Kubernetes works. And with a few clicks, you’ve successfully scaled the components.

5. Component portability

Containers generally have good portability, making it easy to move, copy, or rebuild components to a different platform. They can be re-distributed dynamically across nodes within a specific cloud with images that are built and run on any container platform, thanks to the fine-grained and isolated component structure.

A move to the cloud and containers can be a big project when you already have a full plate. But having the right partner for the process can make all the difference. At Genus Technologies, we have dedicated specialists that understand how to best help you achieve your goals. They can help create a tailored approach to ensure a smooth transition with little to no break in productivity.

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