With the advent of microservices, the functionalities that used to be bundled together in a single web/mule application are now running on different containers across VMs and at times across datacenters. This presents a huge challenge to trace transactions as they traverse across the container/VM boundaries.
Containers are becoming the de-facto hosting platform from microservices to databases and everything in-between. Kubernetes has emerged as the primary container orchestration platform, and MuleSoft offers Anypoint RTF, a Kubernetes-based container orchestration platform to run APIs and applications at scale, providing elasticity.
In this blog post, I would like to highlight the similarities between the physical logistics of moving physical cargo containers and the digital logistics of moving data. In essence, I want to translate the shipping jargon into everyday language to allow you to gain an insight into the world of containerization. Equally for the Container Terminal Managers and their IT teams, this blog post takes optimization from the yard to the server room; I want to highlight that integration of systems is critical and how having the right approach can enable your business to flourish.
MuleSoft provides the most widely used integration platform for connecting any application, data source or API, whether in the cloud or on-premises. With Anypoint Platform®, MuleSoft delivers a complete integration experience built on proven open source technology, eliminating the pain and cost of point-to-point integration. Anypoint Platform includes CloudHub™ iPaaS, Mule ESB™, and a unified solution for API management™, design and publishing.