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Build vs. Buy: Total Cost of Ownership Analysis Kubernetes Management & Operations

Kubernetes is now the de-facto technology for automating and governing the management of modern applications.

In a recent survey, 70% of enterprises said their organization uses Kubernetes and nearly one in three of those enterprises said they expected to significantly increase their use of containers during the next 12 months.

In order to achieve a Kubernetes management and operations practice that runs at enterprise scale, organizations face a build (DIY) or buy decision.

Two key decision factors that must be analyzed in order to make a build or buy decision are the total cost of ownership (TCO) and time to value (TTV).

To make this analysis easier for you and your enterprise, we collected experience of several dozen U.S. enterprises with over 1,000 employees that have shared their Kubernetes management experiences. By examining these experiences, we were able to build a simple, repeatable mathematical model to help organizations project their TCO and TTV of a DIY versus managed service solution.

Download this eBook is to explore an example analysis and review the cost factors and assumptions employed in the TCO calculator.

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