5 Key takeaways from Forrester Containers: Real Adoption And Use Cases In 2017 Report
In Jan,2017 Dell EMC, Intel, and Red Hat commissioned Forrester Consulting to evaluate how enterprises are currently using containers and what challenges and benefits they are experiencing. Forrester surveyed 195 manager-level and above IT decision makers at North American and European enterprises that have adopted containers.
Detailed Report is located here : Containers: Real Adoption And Use Cases In 2017 below are the key takeaways from the report.
#1. Container volume is growing.
Containers have exploded in popularity as organizations recognize benefits to both time and resource efficiency. Sixty-three percent of enterprises using containers have over 100 deployed, and 82% expect to have more than 100 containers deployed within the next two years.
#2. Container environments are not islands in the data center,its cross-platform
Containers aren’t exclusively being used in a single-cloud deployment type. In fact, there’s adoption cross-platform, with respondents claiming container usage across private (82%), public (53%), and traditional on-premises infrastructure (36%)
#3.Containers facilitate application modernization.
Older, core applications tend to be monolithic and interdependent on layers of architecture and do not fit with a DevOps strategy that values quick,agile iterations enabled by a microservice-based architecture.
#4.Security remains a key concern.
The biggest issue with a “build once, run everywhere” application is the pervasive concern that an infected kernel can affect many containers, as opposed to virtual machines, which are fully isolated from each other.
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#5.Microservices are still in the “cool concept” category rather than an organizational imperative.
Microservices and containers should go hand in hand, yet many microservices strategies lag behind. Only 48% of organizations using containers also leverage a microservices based architecture.
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