Complexity has always been good to, and for, the channel. The days when solution providers could afford to specialize in a narrow segment of data center technologies are now long over.
51% of companies now use IaaS, 22% said they use a PaaS environment and 20% said they use a SaaS platform.
The average time spent using, monitoring or evaluating tools/solutions is 25.1 hours per week—of which just over 10 were spent on tuning infrastructure, 9.5 on remediation analysis and 5.5 on cloud application performance management.
69% say they are aware of the noisy-neighbor problem created by virtual machines sharing the same infrastructure. Of those respondents, 82% say that they have a strategy to account for this.
A full 84% of VMware users have a container deployment and management strategy. About half of companies with a strategy either emphasize container use (55%) or implement on bare-metal servers (50%).
When it comes to performance, 66% had a favorable impression of VMware, 65% of OpenStack and 50% of Docker.
Docker has a 67% favorability rating, compared with 55% for OpenStack and 51% for VMware.
Regarding respondents’ favorite project to support, Docker comes in at 38%, followed closely by VMware at 36%. OpenStack came in at 28%.
17% of respondents say Docker offers the most active community, while 15% said VMware does and 9% pointed to OpenStack.