What are containers?

Containers are a form of operating system virtualisation. A single container might be used to run anything from a microservice or software processes for large applications. Inside a container are all the necessary executables, binary code, libraries, and configuration files applications need to operate.

Containers allow you to reliably move software from one computing environment to another. This could be from a developer’s laptop to a test environment, from a staging environment into production, or from an on-premises virtual machine in a datacentre to the cloud.


Design for flexibility

Using containers you can package together your organisation’s software applications into units for improved and secure: development, movement, and delivery. Containers let you bundle together applications, code, and dependencies so you can run or test them as standalone packages in any computing environment you choose and move as and when you need to.

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Virtual Machines

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Our container partners

Droplet Computing

Droplet Computing

Droplet Computing is a software-based container solution that works by taking your legacy server and desktop applications installing them, unchanged, inside a secure and isolated containerised environment with a trust no one policy.

We work with Droplet to understand our customers’ needs and identify infrastructure which contains legacy Windows XP/7, Windows 2003/2008 and 2012 applications and systems. Droplet container environments can be delivered regardless of operating system and executed locally or offline.

Red Hat

Red Hat

Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform is a leading Kubernetes provider who helps customers to migrate existing workloads to the cloud, deliver business-critical applications, and streamline platform installations and upgrades.

Red Hat OpenShift builds security checks into your container stack and provides on-demand environments for self-service for application teams to access approved services and infrastructure. It also gives administrators a single place to implement and enforce policies across multiple teams, with a unified console across all Red Hat OpenShift clusters.

Kasten by Veeam


Kasten is an independent Kubernetes Business Unit within Veeam, and the award-winning leader in Kubernetes Backup and Disaster Recovery. Kasten helps enterprises overcome Day 2 data management challenges to confidently run applications on Kubernetes. Kasten K10, a data management platform purpose-built for Kubernetes, provides enterprise operations teams an easy-to-use, scalable, and secure system for backup/restore, disaster recovery, and application mobility with unparalleled operational simplicity.

VMware Tanzu

VMware Tanzu

Microservices, containers and Kubernetes help to free apps from infrastructure, enabling them to work independently and run anywhere. With VMware Tanzu, you can make the most of these cloud-native patterns, automate the delivery of containerised workloads, and proactively manage apps in production.

It’s all about freeing developers to do their thing: build great apps.

Why Trustmarque?

We are proud of our 30-year heritage of supporting organisations with their complex datacentre projects. We have worked with a vast network of technology partners to discover emerging and established technology and deliver solutions that make a real difference. We do this by using our tried, tested, and proven methodologies to reduce project length and other risk factors.

We work closely with you to get a full picture for your potential hybrid cloud infrastructure which will optimise your on-premises assets and the cloud. Our highly accredited teams have a wealth and depth of experience in successfully designing, building, deploying, and managing cloud solutions for customers in the public sector and corporate space.

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