Gartner takes the guesswork out of choosing the right Kubernetes deployment model

A Step-by-Step Guide to Choosing the Right Kubernetes Deployment Model

Sep 19, 2018

Sara E. Davila


In a recent report, Gartner identified four (4) of the top challenges that arise when deploying Kubernetes and a step-by-step plan to help you choose the right deployment model for your business.


Challenge: Evaluation criteria

Due to a lack of experience in container management, there aren't, commonly found, criteria for evaluating container platforms within enterprise IT


Solution: Collaboration

Team up with application leaders and identify your organization's deployment priorities based on seven criteria



Challenge: Deployment models

While there may be a lack of evaluation criteria, there is no lack of of deployment models to choose from.


Solution: Analysis

Before you choose a deployment model, try to get a understand the trade-offs of each by using Gartner's assessment results.



Challenge: Response time

Despite a being a relatively young and evolving market, leaders are expected to respond to a development team's needs for Kubernetes quickly.


Solution: Cloud capability

Take advantage of a cloud-like container service to gain the speed needed to meet your team's needs



Challenge: Management capabilities

Security, monitoring and storage/networking integration are not "built in" to Kubernetes

Solution: Container management software


Choose a production-proven container management platform that supports hybrid cloud and multicloud use cases


To learn more about these challenges and how to solve them; download the report.

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