How Docker, CI/CD and virtualization coupled with GitLab accelerate development

In the world of software development, there are more and more requirements for the rapid deployment of applications and the automation of processes. One way to achieve this is by using technologies like Docker, Continuous Integration (CI), Continuous Deployment (CD) and virtualization in combination with tools like GitLab.


Docker allows developers to isolate and package their applications in so-called containers. This makes developing, testing, and deploying applications faster and easier because they run independently of the environment in which they run.

Continuous integration

Continuous integration (CI) is the process by which changes to the application are automatically and regularly checked for errors. To do this, tests are automatically executed and the integrity of the application is ensured before it goes into production.

Continuous development

Continuous Deployment (CD) automates the process of deploying applications to production environments once they have passed CI testing. In this way, errors can be detected and corrected at an early stage and applications can be provided more quickly and securely.


Virtualization makes it possible to run multiple operating systems on a single physical server. This uses a server’s resources more efficiently and reduces the cost of deploying applications.


GitLab is a cross-platform DevOps tool that supports the above technologies. With GitLab, developers can manage code, automate tests, configure continuous integration and continuous deployment, and manage virtualization and container environments.

Our conclusion

By using Docker, CI, CD and virtualization in combination with tools like GitLab, developers can automate and accelerate the development, deployment and management of applications. They can ensure their applications are delivered quickly, securely and efficiently, reducing time to market and increasing customer satisfaction.

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