Learn how to identify the right compute technologies to meet your business needs. Use the framework in this complimentary Gartner® report to compare the control and hybrid cloud flexibility of virtual machines (VMs), containers, and serverless functions.
Read this report for details on these key recommendations:
- "Analyze and understand the unique use cases and consumption models for each computing abstraction to ensure strategic alignment.
- Pursue an application-centric approach by aligning the appropriate compute technology based on the application architecture, organizational skills and other decision factors outlined in this research.
- Prioritize platform providers that support compute abstractions across multiple environments (cloud, data center and edge) with a consistent management, governance and support model.
- Assess the emerging trends around containers and serverless, and create an action plan on how and when to respond to them."
Compute Evolution: VMs, Containers, Serverless—Which to Use When?, Arun Chandrasekaran, 1 June 2021
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