Gartner Research

How Containers Enable Hybrid Orchestration

Published: 02 December 2016

ID: G00316418

Analyst(s): Alan Waite


Containers promise to deliver workload portability across hybrid cloud architectures. Technical professionals architecting cloud and infrastructure solutions must understand the container technology stack and the methods available for implementing containers in a multicloud architecture.

Table Of Contents


  • The Container Technology Stack
  • Why Implement Hybrid Orchestration?
  • Approaches to Implementing Containers in a Multicloud Environment
  • Avoiding Hybrid Orchestration
    • Maintain Infrastructure Silos
    • DIY Provisioning
  • Container Orchestrators
    • Federated and Redundant Cluster Approaches
  • Container Workflow Frameworks
  • aPaaS Solutions
  • Limit to One Technology at Each Part of the Stack
  • Start With Technologies in Which You Are Already Invested
  • Work With Application Teams, Not Just Infrastructure
  • Consider Management, Monitoring, Backup, Disaster Recovery and Other Tools as Well as Orchestration


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