- Momentum around containers in the enterprise has grown much more quickly than many anticipated, according to a new report from Lightbend.
- The survey of more than 2,151 Java Virtual Machine developers found 22% are already testing containers for production deployment, 30% are experimenting with containers on their local machines and 20% are beginning to evaluate containers.
- Only 6% of respondents indicated they have no interest in container technology.
Container technology is making 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.
Though containers are starting to take off in the enterprise, there is still more cases of interest and playing around with the technology than there is instances of containers running in production. But as more larger providers adopt container solutions and services, it will become easier for companies to deploy the technology.
Cisco announced last month it planned to acquire ContainerX Inc., a company that helps enterprises integrate containers across data centers. The purchase is Cisco’s first acquisition in the rapidly emerging container market.
ContainerX is focused on "building technology to help enterprises manage, orchestrate and integrate containers across data centers," Rob Salvagno, head of Cisco’s M&A and venture investment team said in a company blog. "Many of our customers are starting to use containers to build, deploy and manage cloud native applications."