1. In order of importance, enterprise-grade security, tools that ease operational challenges, support for cloud and on-premises environments, and flexible application architectures are the key drivers of container-based cloud platform adoption.
2. In terms of using and adopting container-based platforms, solving challenges related to the new technology currently overshadows the demand for advanced services like AI and big data analysis tools.
3. Using containers is associated with improving app quality, reducing both app development costs and production app downtime, and facilitating user experience innovation.
4. Container usage for production enterprise workloads is expected to increase from 25 percent to 44 percent within the next three years. Deployment will shift heavily to Hybrid Cloud and support for on-premises, serverless containerized environments. Deploying only on public clouds will decrease.
5. Respondents see enterprise applications as best suited for container-based application development. Over 40 percent of respondents consider apps involving data analytics best positioned to benefit from being containerized, and approximately a third consider web serving, database and CRM apps best positioned to benefit.
6. Commercial solutions could be the catalyst for container-based development to expand beyond open source frameworks. Commercial solutions are perceived as highly correlated with DevOps, microservices development and automation tools that reduce the operational and uncertainty challenges that currently overburden the container market.