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How to Prepare Your Enterprise for a Docker Containers Initiative

Published: 10 November 2017

ID: G00344386

Analyst(s): Anna Belak


A successful Docker containers initiative requires the adoption of new technology, processes and governance, as well as a new culture. This guidance outlines the essential steps technical professionals should take before starting to deploy Docker containers.

Table Of Contents

Problem Statement

The Gartner Approach

The Guidance Framework

  • Prepare for Cultural Adjustments and Fill Skills Gaps
    • Smoothing the Interface Between App-Dev and I&O
    • Open Source, Training, and Professional Services
    • Guidance
  • Develop Your Infrastructure Automation Proficiency
    • Guidance
  • Solidify Primary and Secondary Initiative Objectives
    • High-Impact Goals
    • Medium-Impact Goals
    • Low-Impact Goals
    • Guidance
  • Select Candidate Applications
    • Guidance

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