con·​tain·​er·​i·​za·​tion | \ kən-ˌtā-nə-rə-ˈzā-shən How to pronounce containerization (audio) , -nər-ə- \

Definition of containerization

: a shipping method in which a large amount of material (such as merchandise) is packaged into large standardized containers

Examples of containerization in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Refactoring the applications and considering containerization can help elegantly manage the total cost of ownership and modernize the application stack. Mukesh Kakkar, Forbes, 27 Jan. 2022 Before containerization, goods had to be loaded and reloaded by hand at every stop along the supply chain—from ship to port, from port to train, from train to truck. Frank Holmes, Forbes, 18 Jan. 2022 With smart developers on board and mature technology implementation with containerization and microservices, there comes the opportunity to rewrite technical job profiles to hire for skill and aptitude. Expert Panel®, Forbes, 20 Jan. 2022 Another, Burkey says, is containerization: a way of bundling code with all its dependencies and requirements in an isolatable component which limits infection of other systems if it gets compromised. John Koetsier, Forbes, 28 Oct. 2021 Microservice architecture is associated with the complex containerization processes mentioned above. Evgeniy Altynpara, Forbes, 7 Sep. 2021 Large enterprises are still evaluating the journey to containerization and application modernization. Janakiram Msv, Forbes, 21 Sep. 2021 Combining containerization with DevOps and implementing end-to-end automation will result in greater efficiency. Shankar Kambhampaty, Forbes, 2 Sep. 2021 The neighboring California ports are the principal seaborne gateway to the U.S. thanks to the growth of containerization over the past 60 years and an explosion in goods trade, particularly U.S. trade with China. Paul Berger, WSJ, 21 Sep. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of containerization

1956, in the meaning defined above

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“Containerization.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 May. 2022.

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