This is Part Three of the “Evaluating Container Management Platforms” series. To view Part Four, click here. To view the rest of the documents in this series, click here.
Enterprises executives needing to operationalize their organization’s adoption of cloud native container architecture must begin by learning a new architecture and language. Containers, Kubernetes and the associated open-source application, networking and security services surrounding them are all quite different from traditional physical and virtual infrastructures.
Evaluator Group suggests that executives new to this environment begin by reading the Evaluator Group briefs titled: “Containers and Kubernetes Fundamentals”, and “Next Generation Computing Architectures: Why Now is the Time”.
Buyers will want to next familiarize themselves with Container Management Platforms to understand the value that these Platforms provide, and how to select one. To assist in this effort, Evaluator Group has provided a series of briefs, starting with an Introduction, and ending with an Evaluation Guide.
- What is a Container Management Platform?
- Basic Container Management and Software Infrastructure
- Multi-Cloud, Scale-out and Modern Application Development
- Container Management Platforms: An Evaluation Guide
Returning to this guide, regardless of where an enterprise is in the process of researching this new architecture, the evaluators and/or decision makers will need a dictionary to decrypt all the new technology components and project names that are elements in this new environment. Evaluator Group is providing two reference guides to help decrypt the new language. This Guide (“Basic Kubernetes/Container Architecture”) provides a map – and definitions of each of the component technology layers and common terms used to describe a Kubernetes environment. A second reference guide (“Key Open-Source Projects Associated with Kubernetes and Containers”) provides definitions for the most common open-source coding projects that contribute to the modern container and application services marketplace.
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