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Four Key Container Deployment Considerations for I&O Leaders

Published: 28 February 2018

ID: G00333206

Analyst(s): Dennis Smith , Michael Warrilow


Enterprise usage of containers has been focused largely around application developers and, as a result, I&O teams may have overlooked the potential benefits and pitfalls. I&O leaders must address the four considerations discussed in this research before commencing a container deployment.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Determine If the Organization Can Support Containers
  • Synchronize Container Deployments With Development, Security and Architecture Teams
  • Justify Investment Based on Business Benefits
  • Use Containers to Ease Implementation of Immutable Infrastructure

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