This is Part Seven of the “Evaluating Container Management Platforms” series. To view Part Eight, click here. To view the rest of the documents in this series, click here.
Enterprises executives needing to operationalize the adoption of cloud native container architecture need to familiarize themselves with the value and options provided by Container Management Platforms. To assist in this effort, Evaluator Group has provided a series of briefs, starting with the Introduction to Container Management Platforms, and continuing with more detailed discussions of available features and design tradeoffs offered by different Platforms. This Guide, which follows the Introduction, provides additional detail on the Basic layer of CMP functionality. Two later Guides include more detail on Advanced functionality, as well other considerations (e.g., use case fit, support, etc.) that customers may wish to consider in evaluating alternatives.
Much of the functionality provided by CMP vendors – particularly at this Basic level- is delivered by inclusion of common open systems projects. During the course of reading these Guides, evaluators and/or decision makers may wish to refer to a dictionary to better understand new technology components and relevant open-source project names relevant to the container ecosystem. Evaluator Group provides two reference guides to help decrypt the new language. “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. “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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