Gartner Research

Assessing Kubernetes-Based Hybrid Container Management Platforms

Published: 25 March 2019

ID: G00377372

Analyst(s): Simon Richard


Technical professionals struggle to operationalize Kubernetes components to manage their container footprint on-premises and in the cloud. This research assesses platform components to help I&O and application developers fulfill their architecture, operations and integration needs.

Table Of Contents


  • Why the Need for a Container Platform That Can Run On-Premises and in the Cloud?
    • CaaS Vendors
  • CaaS Reference Architecture
  • Guided Tour of the Reference Architecture Components
    • Prerequisites
    • Management User Interface
    • Service Catalog
    • Container Orchestration and Scheduling
    • Service Discovery and Registration
    • Service Mesh
    • Ingress Service Routing
    • Monitoring and Observability
    • Security
    • Policy and Governance
    • Extensibility
    • Infrastructure Integration and Management
  • Strengths
  • Weaknesses


The Details

  • Brief Tour of Kubernetes-Based Hybrid Container-Centric Platforms Landscape
    • Docker Enterprise
    • Mesosphere
    • Rancher Labs
    • Red Hat OpenShift
    • VMware Enterprise PKS

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