Nine Key Facts About Docker Container Adoption

By Michael Vizard

Docker containers are poised to transform virtualization across the enterprise, according to a new study, conducted by VMblog and CloudCow and sponsored by StackEngine, a provider of management software for Docker containers. Seven in 10 of the 745 IT professionals surveyed are either using or evaluating Docker containers, with nearly a third reporting they have already deployed Docker containers. What is still not clear is just how those Docker containers will be managed. Nearly half the IT pros who have VMware installed would prefer to keep using VMware management tools. However, the other half would either prefer to use a new Docker management framework or are open to both. For VMware and its channel partners, the next big battle isn't about whether Docker containers are ready for the enterprise, but rather whether their emergence will either cement or usurp VMware's current dominance of the data center. Channel Insider examines key takeaways from the study.

This article was originally published on 2015-02-24
Mike Vizard has been covering IT issues in the enterprise for 25 years as an editor and columnist for publications such as InfoWorld, eWeek, Baseline, CRN, ComputerWorld and Digital Review.