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Containerizing Applications? Start with an Assessment

by Tim | Friday, Mar 8, 2019 | Education

Containerizing Applications? Start with an Assessment

The emergence of containers has significantly altered the landscape of application development, deployment, and maintenance. More companies — large and small — are taking the containerization plunge seeking benefits such as speed of deployment and environment re-creation. The market has proven that implementing containers will quickly transform your developer productivity and deployment workflows.

However, with great power comes great responsibility. Container development workflows and container orchestration technologies (Kubernetes) can be quite complex once your organization goes beyond a development instance and seeks to deploy applications into production. New questions arise such as: How will this new paradigm work with our existing security model? Do we need to establish new corporate standards on the use of container images? Should we patch together open-source technology or should we consider the use of an Enterprise Container Platform?

What is a Container Assessment?

An enterprise container assessment examines your current application architecture, business practices, and development workflows as it relates to your potential migration to a container platform and accompanying container workflow processes.

The assessment’s purpose is to document the current state of the enterprise technical architecture, validate the readiness of the organization for this transformation, and to document the benefits to be gained specific to the enterprise goals. The deliverable is a report that includes a proposed future-state architecture and a narrative including best practices in stability, maintainability, and security.

A comprehensive container assessment identifies risks and creates a transition roadmap to daily use of containers including a deep-dive discovery into these topics:

  • Environment Systems and Configurations
  • Organization Roles and Responsibilities
  • Developer Workflows
  • Release Cycle Management
  • Continuous Integration and Deployment
  • Business Practice Workflows
  • Application Architecture
  • Network and IT Infrastructure
  • Production Operation Practices
  • Security and Secrets Management
  • Scalability Requirements
  • Disaster Recovery

“Strategy without tactics is the slowest route to victory. Tactics without strategy is the noise before defeat.” -Sun Tzu

Slow down to Speed up. Start your Container Journey with an Assessment.

Contact BoxBoat today to get started with your container journey.

BoxBoat Technologies is an authorized CNCF Kubernetes Solutions Partner and Docker Premier Partner. BoxBoat offers services to accelerate enterprise adoption of modern DevOps tool chains, container technologies, and cloud solutions.

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