Virtualization and cloud computing technologies have been with us the last 10+ years. And today, enterprises and service providers alike are scrambling to understand how to best leverage cloud technologies and to manage them. Enterprises have a strong need to manage clouds, both privately in enterprise data centers but also across both private and public clouds. And the continued maturation of Cloud Management Platforms like OpenStack and VMWare’s vCloud suite, as well as improvements in Cloud Orchestration Platforms that handle multiple cloud types from different cloud stacks to public clouds, mean that IT organizations can continue to build their arsenal to tame VM sprawl across multiple clouds both private and public.
In addition to the move towards cloud, we’re seeing a significant uptick in interest in Linux container technology. Many of the cloud management and orchestration platforms have incorporated elements of container management within their feature-set and at the same time, container orchestration solutions such as Kubernetes, Apache Mesos, Docker Swarm continue to add more capabilities and scale.
Our Container and Cloud Orchestration Report covers the maturation of this space and the new developments in managing containers. The report provides useful insight in comparing the popularity of OpenStack versus VMware’s vCloud suite, as well as the rapid rise in use of container technology and the new expectations that enterprise and service provider end-users have for their cloud management solutions. In addition to an overview of the technology and an analysis of the state of the market, we also collected data from the leading vendors. The product information from technology vendors is available at the end of this report.
Here are a few bullet points about what to expect from this report:
- An overview of cloud management and orchestration challenges today
- Key attributes around what to look for in cloud management and cloud orchestration products
- The rise of containers and what it means for cloud management
- Additional consideration for cloud management, including factoring in bare metal support as well as network services for acceleration and security
- Analysis of the survey results of the Container and Cloud Orchestration Survey (you won’t believe the uptake in container technology)
- Details on different vendor offerings to provide early insights into the capabilities of different solutions.
Our analysis includes examination of our news and analysis articles, in-depth interviews we have conducted with technology vendors and end users, and the results of the SDxCentral Container and Cloud Orchestration Survey.
Interested in learning more about the cloud management, containers, and DevOps? Be sure to check out our pages on What is the Cloud? – Definition, Introduction to Cloud Infrastructure, What are Containers (like Docker Linux Containers)?, What is Cloud Networking or Cloud Based Networking?, What is an NFV Orchestration?, SDN Automation, Programmability, and Programmable Networks
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Exclusive 2017 Container and Cloud Orchestration Report Webinars
With the release of SDxCentral’s 2017 Container and Cloud Orchestration Report, SDxCentral will be hosting an 4 exclusive report webinars sponsored by A10 Networks, Canonical / Ubuntu, Citrix Systems, and Platform9. Stay tuned for more details on the webinars!