The report, conducted by O’Reilly Media in collaboration with Ruxit, provides insights into adoption, use, and challenges of container technologies like Docker. Survey participants represent 138 companies across a wide range of industries, including software, consulting, publishing and media, education, cloud services, hardware, retail, government and others.
Since Docker launched in 2013, more than 800 million containers have been pulled from the public Docker Hub and this technology continues to capture the attention of developers and operators alike. While container use is skyrocketing there are barriers to success that need to be addressed.
Findings of the survey include:
·More than 93% of respondents are already using or plan to use containers for development, testing, or production.
·The vast majority (78%) are opting for Docker.
·Fast and easy deployment is the most important reason for using Docker (85%).
·Within the next 6-12 months, over half (53%) of all respondents plan to adopt containers in production.
·Nearly half (46%) see performance monitoring as a key challenge in the production environment.
·Reliable and production-ready solutions are required for orchestration (56%), performance monitoring (46%) and automation (40%) because containerized environments are extraordinarily dynamic, making them uniquely challenging to monitor and manage in terms of performance.
“It’s crucial to monitor not just the containers themselves, but to understand how microservices and applications within the containers perform. This is where Ruxit is an ideal match for those highly dynamic infrastructures,” said Ruxit CTO Bernd Greifeneder. “The survey shows monitoring application performance and scalability are key factors to success with container technology, and over half of those planning a container deployment in the coming 6-12 months will do so in production. Ruxit is perfectly suited to in-production performance monitoring of containerized applications, so we couldn’t be in a stronger position.”