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The growth in cloud-native (built to execute in the cloud independent of the underlying infrastructure) applications is synonymous with the use of containers.


  • The shift from a dominant VM-based world to a more mixed cloud-native and VM-based world is the new reality.
  • The developer community has been quick to see the potential of containers and have embraced the technology

Features and Benefits

  • Discover why lifecycle management of applications using Kubernetes is the most popular starting point for many organizations.
  • Learn about how container management platforms provide 24/7 monitoring and proactive feedback for attainment of operational assurance.

Key questions answered

  • Who are the leading platform suppliers of container management platforms?
  • What is the difference between the approaches to container management?

Table of contents


  • Catalyst
  • Ovum view
  • Key messages


  • Recommendations for enterprises
  • Recommendations for vendors
  • Recommendations for service providers

Defining and exploring container management platforms

  • Definition and characteristics
  • Key capabilities
  • Business value and applications

Market landscape and participants

  • Market origin and dynamics
  • Key trends in the container platform market
  • Future market development

Contain management platform services

  • Amazon Web Services (AWS)
  • Google Kubernetes Engine
  • IBM Cloud Kubernetes Service
  • Microsoft Azure Kubernetes Service
  • Oracle Container Native Service
  • Platform9 Managed Kubernetes
  • VMware Cloud PKS

Container management platform solutions

  • Docker Enterprise
  • Summary
  • HashiCorp
  • Red Hat OpenShift
  • VMware PKS

Emerging technologies related to container management platforms

  • Kata Containers
  • Scality MetalK8s


  • Methodology
  • Further reading
  • Author