Enterprises must become more 'agile' to take advantage of containers, expert says

Dive Brief:

  • Enterprises aren’t adopting containers quickly because most aren’t conditioned to consume software, according to Josh Bernstein, vice president of technology Code by Dell EMC.

  • "Everybody’s so excited about containers, but from an adaptation standpoint, I ask myself why aren’t more people doing this in production at scale if it’s so easy?" Bernstein told SDxCentral.

  • Enterprises need to be more agile and to shift to a culture that’s more fluid before they can make containers a reality, Bernstein said. 

Dive Insight:

Container technology can make it easier for organizations to build and deploy applications. The technology can also create a standardized unit for software development, making it easier for the applications to run in a variety of environments. But Bernstein thinks there’s been too big an investment in containers with not enough results, and that could soon cause an industry overhaul.

A report released by Lightbend in September found momentum around containers in the enterprise has grown more quickly than many anticipated, but that there are still more cases of interest and playing around with the technology than there are instances of containers running in production.

Several large enterprises have invested in container technology in hopes the tech will soon take off. In August, Cisco announced it planned to acquire ContainerX Inc., a company that helps enterprises integrate containers across data centers.

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