Nine Key Facts About Docker Container Adoption
Half of respondents are evaluating Docker containers, and one-fifth are using them. Meanwhile, 31% report they have already deployed them in production environments.
Among those not using Docker today, 24% said it is highly likely they would use the container virtualization technology in the next six months while37% said they would be somewhat likely to do so.
Test and quality assurance applications topped the list at (48%), followed closely by Web apps (46%) and then big data and enterprise apps (43%).
The desire to build hybrid cloud (45%) narrowly topped VMware costs (44%) and pressure from the testing group (41%) as primary reasons for adopting Docker.
Security and lack of operational tools in production environments tied, at 49% each. Lack of development tools came in third, at 37%.
45% said they would prefer to use existing VMware tools, while 24% said they would prefer a new management tool. Another 23% said they would be open to both.
65% said they currently use VMware. Meanwhile, 39% said they use public cloud services, and 34% said they had a private cloud.
Linux was selected 32% of the time and Windows 23% of the time. Windows is the OS of choice in VMware environments, “so perhaps Linux is gaining in use when it comes to public and private cloud use, where more cloud technologies are making use of and embracing open-source technologies,” the report said.
47% report middle management is making the decision to use Docker. This is different from the cloud, which has been “pushed in large part by executive CIO initiatives or financial management,” the study said.