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Enterprise Container Platform Buyer’s Guide

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© 2020 Mirantis Inc. All Rights Reserved. Information is subject to change. | www.mirantis.com Enterprise Container Platform Buyer's Guide 9 Criteria Increasing ROI Application portability Non critical Important Critical Existing team culture Rigid Mixed Agile Technology stack compatibility Non- compatible Partially compatible Compatible Figure 2. Application scorecard based on your application criteria In your effort to containerize your first application(s), you first start with a proof-of- concept (POC), and assess your team skills, and culture before embarking on a couple of pilot projects� To work through your pilot projects, we recommend that you follow 4 workstreams below (see Figure 3): 1� Governance: It defines governance criteria such as your operating model, the service level agreement that you need f rom your applications, how to support the container platform and environments, and how to train your team members. 2� Platform: It follows through the installation of container platform, making sure the platform is highly available with disaster recovery built-in, across multiple geo-locations as your organization calls for. 3� Pipeline: It defines your CI/CD pipeline delivery, and ensures that the whole pipeline is secure f rom development all the way to production� 4� Application: It creates containerized applications using the container platform, e.g. create compose files and define any type of deployment descriptors� Assessment Governance Platform Pipeline Applications Go Live PoC Figure 3. Deployment methodology of containers Note that the workstreams of governance, platform, and pipeline should be enabled by your container platform, and you only need to re-run the application workstream over and over again when you are ready to containerize at scale� 3� Production at scale Before you're ready to deploy container technology and container platform at scale in your organization, you will have to define what kind of container service you want to build for your particular organization layout and culture. For a more centralized organization, such as a startup, you might want to deploy the so- called containers as a service with one centralized platform; and for a more decentralized and distributed organization, you might want to deploy the so-called clusters as a service with decentralized control planes for each cluster, with Containers as a Service Clusters as a Service Team Team Team Team Team Team Team Team Production Cluster Docker Trusted Registry Production Cluster Production Cluster Production Cluster Team Team Docker UCP Docker UCP Docker UCP Docker UCP Figure 4. Container platform deployment models

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