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Best Practices for Running Containers in Production

Published: 25 July 2017

ID: G00324503

Analyst(s): Arun Chandrasekaran , Dennis Smith


Containers can help enterprises modernize legacy applications and create cloud-native applications that are scalable and agile. However, the container ecosystem today is immature. This research will help I&O leaders mitigate the challenges of deploying containers in production environments.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Use these Best Practices to Create a Container Platform Strategy
    • Security and Governance Best Practices
    • Monitoring Best Practices
    • Storage Best Practices
    • Networking Best Practices
    • Container Life Cycle Management Best Practices
    • Container Orchestration Best Practices
  • Explore If Public Cloud Services Can Mitigate Operational Risks
  • Create a COE for Cloud-Native Applications

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