9 Vital Reasons to Use Docker With ASP.NET
See nine reasons why you should use Docker with ASP.NET, including runtime consistency, support for cloud-based infrastructure, and more!
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Docker is an open-source, Linux-based containerization platform used by developers to establish, run and package applications for deploying applications using containers. Docker was established initially for Linux but now can run on Windows and macOS as well.
Docker is the tool that revolutionized how developers used to deploy applications and the procedure of distributing them. This technology is in high demand and consideration, which is why the majority of the users already love Docker, and it is one of the excellent skills you should have in your curriculum. A container can be developed with the help of Docker, and it can wrap an entire application. Docker is complex, and it also deals with several complex topics quite easily.
Benefits of Dockerizing ASP.NET Applications
Microsoft's Support for Docker
Docker is designed for applications built for the server and can run in the background. It makes Docker an appropriate choice for ASP.NET and .NET applications. Besides, Microsoft is also extending its support for the Docker community. When businesses use Docker with ASP.NET products, developers find it easy and secure to transfer and run applications.
Efficient CI/CD Processes With Docker
Continuous Delivery and Continuous Processes are the two most in-demand software processes. Numerous technologies and tools support the processes since a simplistic way is offered to handle processes. It may sound simple, but its practical implementation is quite exhaustive and complicated. Hence, most CD/CI services choose to use Docker containerization while deploying and building their applications.
Migrating .NET Apps With Docker
Long lost are the days when traditional OS used to offer the best of services. With the evolution of technology, organizations are now opting to migrate their legacy apps with the latest technology, container-based Docker. Docker guarantees a unified level of the operating system since it provides OS-level abstraction. It offers several benefits in terms of CPU Utilization, disk space, and memory usage.
Most people have been trying to figure out why an application is running fine on the developer's machine but not on the production server. The days are over now. When developers develop using the Docker container as their development server, they will only run their application on the production server. If the application is working in the development phase, it will work in production and staging because it's the same.
Lighter Than Virtual Machines
A container's access can be restricted to host several resources like RAM, CPU, and hard drive space just like any other program. If there is too much activity happening in one container, it won't hog all resources of the host machines and will not bring other containers down as well.
Unlike virtual machines, you will not have to specify the resources of host machines when the machine is created. Docker containers can use the resources it needs and make the resources unavailable to the host.
Support for Cloud-Based Infrastructure
Cloud computing is evolving, and several famous cloud technologies like Azure and AWS offer great deployment support for containerization. Docker gels well with such cloud models and also supports single container technology and several others.
Need-Based Usage of Resources
Docker containers enjoy significant advantages of using the available resources that are in need. Users can impose constraints on the containers for hosting different resources. It helps heavily loaded containers to keep away from the machines of primary resources and keep the uptime high.
Highly Secure and Protected Environment
Even if Docker utilizes the resources of the main machine, it has its basic runtime infrastructure. It offers security to the extent possible to the container in a more conventional way. Treating it more like a real machine, Docker provides utmost security not to permit the containers showing right to the per containers.
Pre-Defined Environment Setting
Whenever you are required to set up a server machine, a few things are to be done, such as beforehand installing SDK, OS, Software needed for the application, the required environment variables, etc. With Docker, the user can mention them all in the docker file, and whenever the system starts, setting the correct software in the container is required.
Even when updates are required, the user will have to modify the definition of the container and then deploy it again. The effect will then be transferred. It helps developers save time maintaining the server and offers users a preview of the previous version of the framework.
Originally the native of Docker was towards Linux, but the support of Microsoft towards Docker has brought in some evident changes in the ways the family of .NET looks at Docker. That is why Docker is the most preferred choice for containerization of technology, amongst others. Based on the allocation of resources, the utilization of server components, and user requirements, using Docker for the development and hosting of .NET applications has now become the most appropriate choice. If you are looking to hire .NET developers, look for those proficient in developing applications by using Docker with ASP.NET.
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