Containerization isn't the right fit for every app but when it is, this decision tree will help you map out your app portfolio's future. Consider the apps at the core of your business, those with the highest impact on continuity, and start the process by modernizing their key dependencies. That’s where IBM’s clients see the biggest returns.

When you're ready to containerize, Red Hat® OpenShift® is often a good fit, particularly when used with other IBM products and services. Regardless, an open and non-proprietary containerization platform can help you retain negotiating leverage over cloud providers.

IBM helps you audit your existing portfolio, find opportunities for cost savings and revenue, and create a strategy that works through a free half-day planning session with IBM Garage™. IBM also provides free tools and architecture patterns. Sign up for the monthly IBM Cloud newsletter for the latest on upgrading app portfolios.