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Application Transformation

Ep. 35

Application transformation, containers, Docker, Kubernetes – how are these enabling busineses?

In this episode, Elton Stoneman (Docker architect, Pluralsight author, Microsoft MVP) takes us on a journey of understanding on what application transformation and containers are, how Docker is enabling containerisation. the key use cases and tips on getting started.

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