Best Practices


Developers are more focused on the functional aspects of these application containers than on the operational requirements of monitoring them.


As container adoption for stateful workloads grows, customers need to consider data persistence beyond the host, as well as the need to protect that data.


Security can’t be an afterthought. It needs to be embedded in the DevOps process, which Gartner refers to as “DevSecOps”

Life cycle Management

For a highly automated and seamless application delivery pipeline, organizations need to complement container orchestration with other automation tools, such as infrastructure-as-code (IaC) products

Container Orchestration

Key functionality for container deployment is provided at the orchestration and scheduling layers. The orchestration layer interfaces with the application, keeping the containers running in the desired state and maintaining SLAs.


Agility and portability are the developers’ top concerns, and they expect their applications to be portable across the software development life cycle. Portability must be enabled from a developer’s laptop to software testing to production