Evolution of Server Computing: VMs to Containers to Serverless — Which to Use When?


Published: 26 June 2017 ID: G00325432

Analyst(s):

Purchase this Document

Price: $195.00 USD (PAGES: 9)

To purchase this document, you will need to register or sign in above.

Summary

New computing abstractions, such as Docker containers and serverless computing frameworks, are changing how and where enterprises consume server computing. Infrastructure and operations leaders should align their use cases with appropriate computing abstractions to benefit from these innovations.

Table of Contents

  • Analysis
  • Analysis
    • Choose Computing Abstractions Based on Application Architecture Designs
    • Kick-Start Innovation Projects That Leverage Containers and/or Serverless Frameworks
    • Mitigate the Challenges That Arise From Ecosystem Immaturity
      • Key Limitations of Containers
      • Key Limitations of Serverless Computing Frameworks
  • Gartner Recommended Reading
© 2017 Gartner, Inc. and/or its Affiliates. All Rights Reserved. Reproduction and distribution of this publication in any form without prior written permission is forbidden. The information contained herein has been obtained from sources believed to be reliable. Gartner disclaims all warranties as to the accuracy, completeness or adequacy of such information. Although Gartners research may discuss legal issues related to the information technology business, Gartner does not provide legal advice or services and its research should not be construed or used as such. Gartner shall have no liability for errors, omissions or inadequacies in the information contained herein or for interpretations thereof. The opinions expressed herein are subject to change without notice.

Why Gartner

Gartner delivers the technology-related insight you need to make the right decisions, every day.

Find out more