Service discovery software helps automate the detection of services within a computer network. This type of software connects clustered containers to service providers by identifying their name, host, or link. Service discovery solutions allow applications within containers to communicate and integrate data with registered services. Connecting containers to microservices can help save development time by providing base-level code, which can allow companies to develop simpler, monolithic applications. Each microservice provides a piece of an application’s core functions. These are combined in the cloud, but interact independently. This allows new microservices to be added or removed without disrupting other components of the application’s functionality. container management and container networking software can be used to facilitate and organize these connected services.
To qualify for inclusion in the Container Monitoring category, a product must: