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Rethink Your IT Infrastructure Monitoring Practices When Deploying Containers

Published: 28 November 2016

ID: G00310411

Analyst(s): Arun Chandrasekaran , Pankaj Prasad

Summary

Enterprises are increasingly adopting containers to enable agility and portability of applications, but at the cost of additional IT stack complexity. I&O leaders should exploit advancements in ITIM technology to better control this increasingly modular and dynamic IT environment.

Table Of Contents
  • Impacts

Analysis

Impacts and Recommendations

  • Adoption of containers will create blind spots for IT operations due to a mismatch between monitoring solution configurations and data gathering requirements
  • Developers driving adoption of containers in enterprises are often unaware of the IT operational requirements to support this technology, thereby undermining business SLAs
  • Greater modularity and the highly dynamic nature of containers limit human operators' ability to perform real-time event correlation and root cause analysis

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