Gartner Research

Best Practices for Running Containers and Kubernetes in Production

Published: 25 February 2019

ID: G00385131

Analyst(s): Arun Chandrasekaran

Summary

The container ecosystem is immature and lacks operational best practices, but adoption of containers and Kubernetes is increasing for legacy modernization and cloud-native applications. We outline best practices for I&O leaders to enable and expedite container deployment in production environments.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges

Introduction

Analysis

  • Use Gartner’s Best Practices to Create a Container Platform Strategy
    • Security and Governance Best Practices
    • Monitoring Best Practices
    • Storage Best Practices
    • Networking Best Practices
    • Container Life Cycle Management Best Practices
    • Container Orchestration Best Practices
  • Think Cloud First and Hybrid in the Long Run
  • Create a Platform Ops Team to Scale Your DevOps

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