Use of containers jumps 67% in two years
Thursday, May 23, 2019
According to the survey conducted by the cloud-native storage and data management provider, Portworx and security provider, Aqua, 87 percent of IT professionals are now…
Use of container technologies in production has increased by over two thirds in two years according to new research from Portworx and Aqua Security.
According to the survey conducted by the cloud-native storage and data management provider, Portworx and security provider, Aqua, 87 percent of IT professionals are now running container technologies, with 90 percent of those running in production where 7 in 10 running at least 40 percent of their application portfolio in containers, an increase of 67 percent from two years ago.
The 2019 Annual Container Adoption Survey features insights from over 500 IT professionals across a variety of industries and company sizes.
The survey, conducted in April and May, asked questions about the state of container usage, tooling, environments and barriers to adoption, to get a snapshot of the container market landscape today and its evolution over time. This year, Portworx and Aqua Security joined forces to understand container adoption with a special focus on container security.
Despite their pervasiveness, containers aren’t without hurdles: when asked to name their top challenges to container adoption, respondents most frequently cited security (51%), data management (40%) and cross-cloud/multiple cloud support (36%).
Aqua Security VP of Product Marketing Rani Osnat (pictured) said: “Container technologies are now used to run mission critical enterprise applications, which means security in cloud native environments must be made absolutely bulletproof to protect enterprises’ most sensitive data and applications.
“As our survey with Portworx reveals, IT professionals recognise this need and will not accept trade-offs when they move to cloud native computing. Security will always be top of mind for enterprises, even as they capitalise on the increased speed and innovation that containers bring.”
Portworx is also announcing today Portworx Enterprise 2.2 to directly address these security, data and multi-cloud challenges and give enterprises more control over their mission critical data by making essential capabilities like DR, business continuity, backups, restores, and migrations of containerised apps faster and easier, all while maintaining data security.
Portworx CTO Gou Rao said: “As more enterprises capitalise on the speed and agility of the cloud-native model, ensuring the security and integrity of their data has quickly emerged as a top concern for teams deploying containers in production.
“Portworx Enterprise 2.2 provides the robust capabilities enterprises need to take advantage of containerised applications while ensuring their data remains data available anywhere, and secure everywhere.”