The data center is being driven by digital transformation to change. Cloud, containers, and catastrophic breaches are forcing the focus on change to come sooner rather than later. Much of the focus is on the impact of continuous delivery and per-app deployments, which can wreak havoc on traditional deployment schedules. Attempting to coordinate traditional and modern schedules is sure to cause even mathematicians comfortable with solving Josephus-like counting problems to throw up their hands and swear off the attempt.

If the benefit to implementing a per-app architectural approach to application services and infrastructure with respect to continuous deployment isn’t enough to move you in that direction, consider that there are also significant security advantages to doing so.

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