Selecting tools and infrastructure services for next-generation IT means anticipating future workloads.
A new generation of IT tools and services make hyperscaling and business agility feasible today by utilizing microservices, containers, data services, and resource pooling to provide elasticity, optimized resource utilization, and easy deployment. The most popular of the developer tools, Docker and Kubernetes, have proven themselves great for developers because they allow developers to deliver (and iterate) application functionality faster and more efficiently than using virtual machines (VMs). However, Kubernetes and Docker lack enterpriseready features and the ability to service a wide variety of application workloads that enterprise operations demand. For systems management, infrastructure operations or resource aggregation, Apache Mesos and Mesosphere’s DC/OS are commonly used open source tools. The FactPoint Group recently conducted indepth interviews with 10 enterprise solutions architects who described the issues around the willingness of enterprises to adopt these next-gen IT capabilities.