Gartner Research

How to Choose Your Kubernetes Deployment Model

Published: 13 August 2018

ID: G00364305

Analyst(s): Dennis Smith, Wataru Katsurashima, Arun Chandrasekaran


There are various deployment models of Kubernetes, from self-managed software solutions to provider-managed cloud services, each being a correct choice for different scenarios. I&O leaders should use this research note to understand trade-offs of each model and to determine a right deployment model.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Identify Priorities Based on These Seven Criteria
  • Understand the Trade-Offs of Each Deployment Model
    • Other Deployment Options
    • Other Potentially Important Criteria
  • Choose the Deployment Models According to Your Organization’s Maturity
    • Evaluation Phase
    • Production Phase

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