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© 2020 Mirantis Inc. All Rights Reserved. Information is subject to change. | www.mirantis.com Enterprise Container Platform Buyer's Guide 10 a shared trusted registry. Your container platform should be able to support both. See Figure 4. Services Classes Mission-critical • Mission critical applications • Highest availability • Highest performance • High security • White glove service • Business critical support Production • Internal applications • High availability • High performance • Secure • Self service • Business day support Deployment • Application deployment • CI/CD Pipeline • Testing • Shared inf rastructure • Multi-tenant Sandbox • Discovery and POC • Training • Self-service • Low performance • Limited features • No backups Figure 5. Service classes provided to container environments. These container services can deliver different levels of SLA to your team members, such as sandbox, development, production, and mission critical, as demonstrated in Figure 5. To migrate your applications at scale, you can do it in different phases� One approach is as follows: Phase 1: Migrate the highest priority applications with the highest ROI. These applications are built with stable technology stacks by the local team. Phase 2: Migrate applications in additional technology stacks for the strategic business lines. These applications are created by distributed teams� General availability: After phase 1 and 2, containerization can then expand to all business lines and all compatible technology stacks. Governance When more team members need to be onboarded to the container platform, governance is key to your success. You need to define the following: • Advocacy: How to evangelize and ensure others know about the benefits of containerization and the chosen container platform� • SLA: The service level agreement of the containerized applications • Training: How are the team members going to be trained? • Support: When problems occur, who are your team members going to call? Where do they find FAQ, documentation, etc.? • Operating model: What are your team members going to deliver onto the platform, and what is the platform going to deliver to them? • Knowledge base: How is the team going to distribute own knowledge? The governance criteria essentially form the bases for a center of excellence (CoE). With a CoE established, you can rest assured that the focus area of containerization and container platform adoption can be seamlessly executed across your entire organization. 4� Innovate When you have successfully adopted container technology and container platform at scale, you will have realized significant amount of return. Now you are ready to innovate further with newer workloads at the edge, in IoT, and more. You will work in a virtuous cycle to promote more returns in CAPEX, OPEX and agility, and create a unique competency for your organization.

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