Containerisation and automation are no longer purely buzzwords – together, they’re the driving forces behind transformative IT automation.

Containerisation isn’t just another tech fad. Frequently, it’s becoming more and more essential in the way that we develop, deploy, and manage applications. And in an increasingly complex and interconnected world, the ability to package and manage applications and their dependencies into portable units, at scale should not be overlooked.

Containerisation has broken down the barriers that previously existed in different environments, from development, right through to production. Many organisations are already using containerisation, and many more will follow. In fact, Gartner estimates that 15% of on-premises production workloads will run in containers by 2026, up from less than 5% in 2022.”

That said, it’s not just about portability. Containerisation also offers improved scalability, increased efficiency, simplified management, and enhanced security. And that’s only the beginning.

The true transformative potential of containerisation is only fully realised when combined with automation.

Imagine if you could leverage the advantages of both automation and containerisation in your organisation. Not only would you increase efficiency, security and productivity; you’d also increase morale at the same time. In short, it’s a game-changer. 

We all know that we’re spending far too much time in meetings. Especially software developers and engineers.
Recent research by Clockwise found that Software engineers spend 10.9 hours of their work week in meetings.

Software engineers spend 10.9 hours of their work week in meetings. That’s over 25% of their available capacity (of a 40 hour week) spent on meetings alone; hardly conducive to productivity, let alone transformative automation.


That’s where containerisation + automation comes in. By using containerisation, and automating these containers and other tasks, staff can spend less time solving the same complicated problems over and over, and have more time available to develop, test and implement meaningful code to projects. And as a bonus? Happier, more productive employees. 

It’s been touted that happier employees do better work, with new research indicating the case is the same in developers. Perhaps Olympic Gold-medalist and gymnast Simone Biles put it best: ‘When I’m having fun, I do my best.’ 

So how can automation and containerisation not only improve your IT environment, but also your company culture?

Let’s look at Ascend Money, a financial services company based in Thailand.

Ascend Money’s combined use of RedHat OpenShift and Ansible platforms truly accelerated their digital transformation strategy. It was this combination of containerisation and automation that helped Ascend Money to optimise their application development and deployment processes. As a result, they were able to efficiently manage and scale their applications, ensuring a seamless user experience – without compromising on quality or efficiency. 

Used in combination with Ansible, OpenShift rapidly accelerated Ascend’s application development, reducing time-to-market, and cutting the timeframes for tasks from 1 week down to as little as 2-3 days.


The platform combination had an impact on staff too; fostering a culture of increased inter-company and international collaboration. Routine tasks, such as configuration management and application deployment were also automated, freeing up valuable resources. Leaving more time for employees to work on creating code, fixing bugs and contributing to strategic initiatives. Additionally, Ascend Money was able to standardise processes across their IT infrastructure, thereby making it easier to manage and scale their operations as the company grows. And ultimately, ensuring they can continue to deliver scalable, reliable software at speed.

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