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Gartner Report:

Best Practices for Running Containers and Kubernetes in Production

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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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