Assessing Container Management Frameworks Running On-Premises and in the Cloud

Archived Published: 24 May 2017 ID: G00323943


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Technical professionals struggle to integrate open-source systems for managing the container ecosystem on-premises and in the cloud. Containers as a service solutions assist I&O in operationalizing the Docker life cycle. This research explores the relationships between required CaaS components.

Table of Contents

  • Analysis
    • Why the Need for a Container Platform That Can Run On-Premises and in the Cloud?
      • CaaS Vendors
    • CaaS Reference Architecture
    • A Guided Tour of the Reference Architecture Components
      • Management User Interface
      • Container Orchestration and Scheduling
      • Service Discovery and Registration
      • Ingress Service Routing
    • Container Runtime
      • What to Look for in the Container Runtime Components
    • Monitoring
      • What to Look for in Container Runtime Components
    • Security
      • What to Look for in Platform Security
    • Governance
    • Network and Storage Integration
      • Container Networking
      • Container Storage
    • Strengths
    • Weaknesses
  • Guidance
  • The Details
    • Pure-Play Container-Centric Frameworks
      • CoreOS Tectonic
      • Docker Datacenter
      • Mesosphere
      • Rancher Labs
    • CaaS Delivered as SaaS
    • PaaS Pivoting to Offer CaaS Functionality
      • Apcera
      • Apprenda
      • Red Hat OpenShift
  • Gartner Recommended Reading
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