5 Choose an open container
Maximizing the potential of containers requires dynamic, stateful, and highly available container-native storage. Choose an open container storage solution to:
- Offer easy cross-cloud data placement and access as well as hybrid and multicloud data protection for enterprise applications.
- Speed and simplify development by providing common functionality across all cloud platforms—enabling cloud developers to innovate without arbitrary limitations.
- Support important Kubernetes features such as replication, which allows application data to be placed across different availability zones.
- Provide data federation across multiple private and public clouds.
6 Reduce cost and speed innovation with open source
Mid-sized businesses need cloud infrastructure and technology like containers to stay ahead of the competition. However, they also need to minimize costs and technology risks. Build the foundation of your cloud environment on open source software to:
Reduce the resources required to deploy, update, and maintain applications.
Gain agility with an open container platform that allows you to easily manage your applications across public and private clouds, including on-premise.
Tap into the large open source community, which delivers iterative improvements for faster innovation at scale.
Benefit from the application portability and cost savings of an open hybrid cloud approach.