Built on Kubernetes and other tools in the open-source Kubernetes ecosystem, containers are ideal for modernizing your applications and optimizing your IT infrastructure. In an effort to make the most of this modern ecosystem, organizations tend to embrace an open hybrid cloud approach that integrates the best features and functions from the private cloud, public cloud, and their on-premises IT infrastructure.

However, pushing the envelope too far and too fast without a formal strategy, plan, and some clear operating guardrails in place can leave some organizations with a risk-to-reward equation that falls outside of their operating comfort level.


47% of DevOps, engineering and security professionals worry about exposures due to misconfigurations in their container and Kubernetes environments. (1)


When time-to-market is of the essence and revenue is on the line, some organizations taking the journey to containers and Kubernetes struggle to find a good balance between innovation, performance, and stability. These are just a few examples of things that can get in the way of swift progress and meaningful outcomes:

  • Unacceptable system and application performance due to inadequately identifying and addressing scale-in and scale-out requirements for the application or service being developed
  • Delays in deploying Kubernetes applications into production due to misconfigurations, vulnerabilities, and other security issues being discovered late in the cycle
  • Disruptions to an otherwise consistent, continuous operating experience due to a lack of monitoring of the cluster state to identify failures with health checks and self-healing

Optimize Your Business with an Award-Winning Partner

Accurately defined, deployed, and secured container services can facilitate and accelerate your path to cloud-native application development while enabling proactive management and adjustments to available resources without over-provisioning or under-provisioning. With a safe and predictable container environment in place, the business can benefit from:

  • Improved resource utilization
  • Decreased software development cycles
  • Enhanced engineering and operations productivity
  • Superior security posture
  • Reduced operational burden
  • Lowered cloud and infrastructure costs

It all starts by empowering the move to hybrid cloud with Kubernetes and containers at the core of the organization’s transition while strategizing, planning, implementing, and operating with the desired outcome and anticipated risks in mind. These are all areas that the team at Taos is passionate about and strives to provide its customers around the globe.

The Business Intelligence Group recently recognized the team’s passion and positive effects on the market, announcing that it has awarded Taos with the 2022 Stratus Award in Kubernetes. The award specifically acknowledges the team’s continued endeavor to create What’s Next in the all-important combination of technology, talent, and solutions.

“Taos is at the forefront of the cloud, helping to drive practical innovations in the cloud and Kubernetes,” —Maria Jimenez, Chief Nominations Officer of Business Intelligence Group.

Award-winning Taos team members Donald Lutz, Senior Cloud and Software Architect, and Tim Clark, Principal Solution Architect, are hosting an online webinar to discuss and describe how organizations can benefit from utilizing Kubernetes with a prescriptive and strategic roadmap that accelerates the journey into a modernized and containerized application environment while reducing risk and avoiding vendor lock-in.

Register for the event: https://www.linkedin.com/company/6221/admin/


(1) The State of Kubernetes Security, Red Hat, June 2021