Gartner Research

How to Prepare for Containers and Kubernetes

Published: 26 November 2019

ID: G00451174

Analyst(s): Tony Iams


A successful containerization initiative requires the adoption of new technology, processes and governance, as well as cultural and organizational changes. This guidance outlines the essential steps I&O technical professionals should take before starting to deploy containers and Kubernetes.

Table Of Contents

Problem Statement

The Gartner Approach

The Guidance Framework

  • Solidify Containerization Initiative Objectives
    • High-Impact Goals
    • Medium-Impact Goals
    • Low-Impact Goals
    • Guidance
  • Prepare for Cultural and Organizational Adjustments
    • Adopt Platform Ops When DevOps Starts to Gain Traction
    • Guidance
  • Develop Your Infrastructure Automation Proficiency
    • Guidance
  • Select Best Candidate Applications for Containerization
    • Guidance
  • Establish Policies for Securing Containerized Infrastructure
    • Guidance

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