In a recent report, Gartner identified four (4) of the top challenges that arise when trying to decide on an integrated platform solution for scaling containers.
Challenge: Targeting the right person
The primary adopters of container technology are application developers yet container management software vendors target I&O leaders when trying to develop opportunities.
Partner with your developer community early to ensure all requirements are equally considered.
With solutions from startups and PaaS and OS vendors it can be difficult to find the best solution for your organization
Solution: Evaluation criteria
Identify your evaluation criteria, outside of just orchestration to better compare the offerings
While container orchestration is a key consideration, so is application life cycle integration, policy management, monitoring, security, storage, networking, governance, and API and management UI functionality
Solution: Focus on Security and Monitoring
Prioritize security/governance and logging/monitoring as a key selection criterion to ensure management of the environment
It is too early to tell if the mutiiloud model will be successful?
Solution: Go with an SP
Choose a managed service provider, doing so will enable faster satisfaction of user requirements.
To learn more about these challenges and how to solve them; download the full report.