If your application has minimal dependencies and operates consistently across different environments without the need for isolation, containerization may offer little benefit.
- If your application will be the only process executed on the machine.
For applications with predictable and steady workloads that do not require rapid scaling or dynamic resource allocation, the overhead of containerization might outweigh the advantages.
- Small scale IoT apps.
In cases where your application is straightforward, lacks dependencies, and isn't part of a larger ecosystem with varied technologies, containerization may introduce unnecessary complexity.
- Zero dependency binaries, and also debugging a host process is more straightforward than doing the same with a container.
- Offline applications installed from external medium, running without internet connection.
On systems with extremely limited resources, such as embedded devices or constrained hardware, the overhead of running containerization platforms might not be justified.
Sounds exotic, huh? For a good reason. It would be very unusual to use containers for desktop applications. Though similar isolation techniques exist, it is not widespread.
You can use dyrector.io to deploy and manage containerized services.
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