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© 2020 Mirantis Inc. All Rights Reserved. Information is subject to change. | www.mirantis.com Enterprise Container Platform Buyer's Guide 8 In this section we introduce a step-by-step methodology for successfully deploying a container platform into your organization so that you can achieve your containerization goals. The steps include: 1� Discovery - Building a business case 2� First application in production 3� Production at scale 4� Innovate 1� Discovery - building a business case Containerization can result in significant returns to your organization, and this needs to be built into your business case showing ROI of adapting a container platform� The ROI will come f rom 3 perspectives: • CAPEX - Leveraging containers to make your deployment footprint smaller will help you save on inf rastructure and licensing costs. • OPEX - The increased velocity in development and operations will result in lower operational costs� • Agility - New features can be pushed out to production in a much faster pace, and enable your organization to be the first mover in the market� Team skills will improve and thus keep your team motivated� Quantify and document all the returns to make a case to adopt a container platform, so that you can convince your organization to follow suit as you make progress in the subsequent steps described in the methodology. 2� First applications in production The success of a container platform is directly tied to the buy-in of containerization in your organization. You will need to show some early success with a small scope of containerization� Note that not all applications require the same level of effort to containerize� We advocate that you start on a path with the least resistance first. This means on a high level to containerize standalone stateless applications first, then gradually move to clustered stateful applications at the end. See Figure 1. You can further evaluate your applications' migration 3 priority by laying out your own application criteria such as faster deployment times, deployment f requency, number of environments, etc. These criteria form the basis of a scorecard that you can systematically use to find out the migration priority of your applications. See Figure 2. 3 Meaning migration to containers. Figure 1. Application migration map to containerization Criteria Increasing ROI Fast appointment times Non critical Important Critical Deployment f requency 1 / year 1 / month N / day Number of environments 2 5 10 Inf rastructure cost Non critical Important Critical Security and traceability Non critical Important Critical

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