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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


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


  • 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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