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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