Gartner 2019: An I&O Leader’s Guide to Storage for Containerized Workloads

An I&O Leader’s Guide to Storage for Containerized Workloads

Enterprises are increasingly adopting container runtimes and Kubernetes distributions, with stateful use cases. Infrastructure and operations leaders need to map their use cases and deployments preferences, and provide a decision framework for planning and enabling infrastructure delivery.  In the 2019 Gartner report “An I&O Leader’s Guide to Storage for Containerized Workloads”, Gartner provides recommendations including:

  • Select vendors that have closer integration with Kubernetes and support standard interfaces
  • Choose storage solutions aligned with microservices architecture principles and adhere to the requirements of container-native data services
  • Select storage products closely aligned with the developer workflow tools
  • Assess your vendor’s delivery of continuous innovation, quality customer support and a consistent pricing model
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Gartner, An I&O Leader’s Guide to Storage for Containerized Workloads, Julia Palmer, Arun Chandrasekaran, 29 January 2019