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An I&O Leader’s Guide to Storage for Containerized Workloads

Published: 29 January 2019

ID: G00380359

Analyst(s): Julia Palmer , Arun Chandrasekaran

Summary

Enterprises are increasingly adopting container runtimes and Kubernetes distributions, with stateful use cases. Infrastructure and operations leaders need to map their use cases and deployments preferences, and provide a decision framework for planning and enabling infrastructure delivery.

Table Of Contents

Analysis

  • Use These Decision Factors When Choosing Persistent Storage
    • Deployment Method: On-Premises Versus IaaS Versus Platform as a Service (PaaS) Versus Hybrid
    • Application Architectures
    • Integration With Orchestration Engines for Dynamic Provisioning
    • CNS Services
    • Licensing Model
  • Ecosystem and Vendor Landscape for On-Premises and Hybrid Deployments
    • Traditional Storage Products That Support Containers
    • SDS/HCI Solutions
    • CNS Solutions
    • Cloud-Native Storage Services

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