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5/20/2020
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10 Ways to Prepare Your IT Organization for the Next Crisis

Lessons learned from the COVID-19 pandemic can help IT leaders and managers get ready for the next emergency.
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6. Deploy More Containers

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Another trend that was well underway before the pandemic was the increasing use of containers. Containerization software like Docker and Kubernetes can simplify IT management, reducing the burden on IT in a time of crisis. Containers also make it easier to move workloads from one environment to another, which can also be helpful in a disaster situation. According to Peter Smails, CMO at Rancher Labs, "While it’s impossible to be fully prepared for a crisis, with regard to IT, technologies like Kubernetes can help organizations lower their TCO by improving resource efficiency within their hybrid cloud infrastructure, which has proven critical in the face of distributed and remote work forces. A proactive approach to digitization and commitment to Kubernetes today is certainly one consideration for best preparing for a future crisis."

Cynthia Harvey is a freelance writer and editor based in the Detroit area. She has been covering the technology industry for more than fifteen years. View Full Bio

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