- The application container market will reach $2.7 billion by 2020, according to a new report from 451 Research. That’s up from just $762 million in 2016.
- The company’s survey showed that of about 25% of enterprises surveyed who use containers, 34% were now in broad implementation of production applications.
- Another 28% of respondents had "begun initial implementation of production applications with containers."
451 Research predicts containers will finally begin to evolve from hype to adoption this year. Container technology can make it easier for organizations to build and deploy applications, and because of that, 451 predicts containers will be the fastest growing of all the cloud-enabling technologies.
Earlier this week, Josh Bernstein, vice president of technology Code by Dell EMC, warned that enterprises need to be more agile and to shift to a culture that’s more fluid before they can make containers a reality. To really take advantage of the flexibility containers offer, enterprises have to start thinking in a leaner fashion, something they are often not want to do.
So not every enterprise can work like a startup in how they deploy software and create applications in-house. But, the market has huge potential and will rapidly grow in the next couple of years. As companies think through tech strategy and digital transformation efforts, modern application development tools like containers could come to the fore.