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Comparing Hybrid Orchestration Architectures for Multicloud Container Workloads

Published: 01 March 2017

ID: G00320455

Analyst(s): Alan Waite


Orchestration of containers promises to deliver workload portability across hybrid cloud architectures to satisfy the demands of digital business. This research helps technical professionals choose the appropriate multicloud container orchestration strategy for their environments.

Table Of Contents



  • 1. Maintaining Infrastructure Silos
    • Strengths
    • Weaknesses
  • 2. DIY Multicloud Provisioning With Automation Tools
    • Strengths
    • Weaknesses
  • 3. Container Workflow Frameworks (CaaS)
    • Strengths
    • Weaknesses
  • 4. Application Platform as a Service Solutions
    • Strengths
    • Weaknesses
  • 5. Cluster Orchestrators
    • 5.1 Docker Swarm
    • 5.2 Kubernetes
    • 5.3 Apache Mesos


  • Prioritize Among Simplicity, Flexibility, Scalability and Functionality Requirements
  • Work With Application Teams, Not Just Infrastructure
  • Consider Management, Monitoring, Backup, Disaster Recovery and Other Tools as Well as Orchestration

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