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Decision Point for Selecting Virtualized Compute: VMs, Containers or Serverless

Published: 17 December 2020

ID: G00737246

Analyst(s): Tony Iams


Containers and serverless computing enable applications to be virtualized using more cloud-native approaches than ever before. This Decision Point helps technical professionals select a virtualized compute method that will provide the most agile infrastructure for a particular application.

Table Of Contents


Decision Point Question

Decision Overview

Decision Tool

Principles, Requirements and Constraints


Future Developments

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