Docker, the leading container platform, has been the darling of Internet startups for two years, but was previously viewed as immature for enterprise development. However recent studies published in TheNewStack suggest that enterprise IT organizations adopting Docker very quickly.
In a Skytap survey taken at VMworld, 25% of 206 respondents reported using containers now, but nearly half said their organization plans to adopt containers over the next 12 months. Two years ago, container technologies like Docker were largely considered to be the domain of Internet startups, and unusable for enterprise applications. Now most IT leaders are using or planning to deploy them.
Enterprise customers aren’t giving up on virtual machines yet, but the transition is clear. One interesting statistic found in a Datadog survey is that containers have an average lifespan of three days, while traditional and cloud-based VMs’ average lifespan is 12 days. A similar survey by New Relic shows that nearly half of containers in use have a life of less than one hour.
Alex Williams, founder of TheNewStack will lead our panel discussion on containers Nov. 9. Come to IC3 to develop your enterprise container strategy.