I work at a pretty cool place. One of the things I like about it is the autonomy and freedom we tend to have around solution picking. The CTO is laid back around those things; as long as the solutions are valuable for the business then we’re good.
One of the things that we’re starting to do is containerize all the things. Much of the infrastructure is bullet-proof but maybe it’s not bomb-proof. Converting the apps to containers is a sometimes painless, sometimes painful process that will pay off in spades.
Our goal is to maintain the proper safety controls but increase the speed. I personally don’t believe that speed and safety are mutually exclusive. Containers are our way of getting to this place.
Will post more about how these efforts go monthly.