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Gartner Report:

Best Practices for Running Containers and Kubernetes in Production

Best Practices for Running Containers and Kubernetes in Production

In this updated report, Gartner outlines what organizations should do when adopting containers and Kubernetes for production environments, stating that: 

“The container ecosystem is immature and lacks operational best practices; however, the adoption of
containers and Kubernetes is increasing for legacy modernization and cloud-native applications.
Infrastructure and operations leaders must accelerate
 container deployment in production environments.” * 


Among its recommendations in the report, Gartner is advising organizations to: 

  • "Integrate an image-scanning and signing process to prevent vulnerabilities as part of an enterprise’s continuous integration/continuous delivery (CI/CD) process. Here applications are scanned during the build and run phases of the software development life cycle. Emphasize the scanning and identification of open-source components, libraries and frameworks.  

  • Harden the configurations by using Center for Internet Security (CIS) benchmarks, which are available for Kubernetes, to enable a strong security posture.  

  • Deploy security products that provide whitelisting, behavioral monitoring and anomaly detection to prevent malicious activity. "* 


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* Gartner, “Best Practices for Running Containers and Kubernetes in Production”, Arun Chandrasekaran, 4 August 2020. 

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