Containers to Eclipse VMs in Application Platform Space, SDxCentral Survey Says

Enterprises looking to garner more efficiency from their cloud operations are increasingly turning to containers.

SDxCentral recently conducted a survey as part of our 2017 Container and Cloud Orchestration report, and found a spike in container usage. In fact, it appears that containers could surpass virtual machines (VMs) as the application development platform of choice.

One of the more striking takeaways from the survey was the increased use of containers, which surged from just 8 percent in 2016, to 45 percent this year. Of the 55 percent of respondents not currently using containers, 45 percent said they expect to make the move in the next year.

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