Cloud-native application deployment across hybrid multicloud infrastructure: 451 analyst interview

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Modern enterprises are quickly adopting a cloud-native approach to speed up the application lifecycle and deliver features quickly and more efficiently to users. Jay Lyman, principal analyst with 451 Research, details the flexibility of cloud-native applications across a hybrid multicloud infrastructure. In the following video interviews he shares how Kubernetes is used to deploy varied applications, how containers and Kubernetes enable hybrid multicloud deployments, and what other capabilities are needed to fully embrace cloud-native benefits.

Cloud connection: What’s the connection between cloud-native, hybrid cloud and multicloud infrastructures?

As enterprises move to expand their IT infrastructure to embrace hybrid multicloud, finding “the best execution venue”, where applications are placed and run on the most appropriate environment, is very important. Watch the video below to learn how cloud-native application development can be adapted to any cloud environment, whether that be public, private or a multicloud infrastructure.

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Cloud-native applications: What types of applications are being run across hybrid and multicloud environments?

A variety of different applications can be designed through cloud native and deployed across hybrid and multicloud infrastructures, including both internal and external-facing applications.  Among modern enterprises today, a large majority of DevOps teams are planning to adopt containers and Kubernetes within the next few years. Although most DevOps activations are run on-premises and in a private cloud, there is a strong movement towards utilizing more managed services and DevOps in the public cloud. In the video below, Lyman details the use of cloud native in both on-premises infrastructure and private and public clouds.

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Containers and Kubernetes: How does cloud-native software relate to hybrid and multicloud deployments in the enterprise?

Cloud-native software is a good fit for hybrid and multicloud environments for a variety of reasons. Because cloud-native applications are built to optimize both cloud architectures and automation, they can more easily take advantage of operational functions that allow them to deploy consistently and effectively across multiple infrastructures. Watch the video below to learn how cloud-native software, like containers, Kubernetes and other microservices, allow organizations to pursue the “best execution venue” for their applications.

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Hybrid multicloud and Kubernetes: What makes Kubernetes a match for hybrid and multicloud deployments and what else is needed?

Kubernetes is beneficial in hybrid and multicloud environments due to it being a distributed application framework, meaning it is built to manage applications across varied infrastructures. There is a huge predicted movement towards Kubernetes over the next few years, which coincides with the growing movement towards hybrid and multicloud. However, in addition to Kubernetes, enterprises need security and compliance capabilities, as well as testing and certification to make sure that it works with existing DevOps tooling and middleware. In the video below, Lyman expands upon what is needed and how businesses can achieve improved efficiency and increased revenue through successful of integration of Kubernetes.

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To learn more about the compatibility of cloud-native and hybrid multicloud deployments, and its benefits and requirements, read this business impact brief.


Product Marketer, IBM

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