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Three Approaches to Docker Networking

Published: 25 April 2016

ID: G00297593

Analyst(s): Simon Richard


Developers want the network to be transparent to their life cycle, and I&O must ensure that networks do not limit agility. Network teams must adapt to operationalize Docker networking. Gartner presents three networking approaches to enable containerized applications in hybrid clouds.

Table Of Contents


  • How Container Networking Differs From Traditional and VM-Based Networking
  • Common Container Networking Deployment Scenarios
  • The Docker Container Networking Solution Landscape
    • Docker-Provided Networking
    • Docker's Overlay Plug-In
    • Third-Party Network Virtualization Software Approach
    • Container-Centric Networking Approach
  • Choosing an Approach to Meet a Deployment Scenario


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