The container revolution is under way today as companies seek to move faster and build digital assets
to support growth. IDC forecasts that there will be over 1.8 billion enterprise container instances
deployed by 2021. Container platforms will be key to managing the ever-expanding diversity of
IT environments (multiple operating systems, hypervisors, private clouds, and public clouds).
While containers are the perfect vehicle to underpin cloud-native, microservices applications,
containers are also well suited to many existing applications. These applications can reap immediate
benefits from being modernized and prepare for possible refactoring over time. To successfully
leverage containers in these diverse scenarios and do it at scale, enterprises will need a robust,
integrated, and holistic container platform.
Docker containers exploded onto the scene in 2013 as a better way to develop
software and has quickly become part of the enterprise infrastructure. Organizations
often start by containerizing applications -- either components of a monolithic
application or new distributed applications. But containerization itself isn’t enough
to become more innovative. It requires changing processes, culture and the overall
organizational mindset. That makes a container platform essential to success.
In this paper, we will discuss what a container platform
is and why it’s a critical part of any effort to drive
change and innovation in the digital economy.
Why Read This Report
In Forrester’s evaluation of the emerging market for
enterprise container platform (ECP) software suites,
we identified the eight most significant providers in
the category — Docker, IBM, Mesosphere, Pivotal,
Platform9, Rancher Labs, Red Hat, and SUSE —
and evaluated them. This report details our findings
about how well each vendor scored against 10
criteria and where they stand in relation to each
other. Enterprise architects can use this review to
select the right partner for their enterprise container
Cloud technology is quickly becoming the default at companies of all sizes. Nine out of ten companies have already moved at least some of their applications or computing infrastructure to the cloud or plan to do so in the next 12 months. IT spending reflects this trend, with the average investment in cloud rising nearly 36% from two years ago. What’s more, cloud adoption isg rowing across all delivery models, with examples of every kind of application and workload on every kind of platform, according to a recent IDG survey. The survey results represent the practices and opinions of 550 IT decision-makers whose organizations have either already adopted cloud technology or plan to do so within the next three years.
Business Enterprises today need to become more agile, meet new and increasing workload and security requirements, while reducing overall IT cost and risk. To meet these requirements many companies are turning to cloud computing. To remain competitive companies need to formulate a strategy that can easily move them from traditional on-premises IT to private or public clouds. A complete cloud strategy will likely include both private and public clouds because some applications and data might not be able to move to a public cloud. Moving to the cloud should not create information silos but should improve data sharing. Any cloud strategy should make sure that it is possible to integrate on-premises, private cloud and public cloud data and applications. Furthermore, any on-premises cloud deployments must be able to easily migrate to public cloud in the future
In today’s IT infrastructure, data security can no longer be treated as an afterthought, because billions of dollars are lost each year to computer intrusions and data exposures. This issue is compounded by the aggressive build-out for cloud computing. Big data and machine learning applications that perform tasks such as fraud and intrusion detection, trend detection, and click-stream and social media analysis all require forward-thinking solutions and enough compute power to deliver the performance required in a rapidly evolving digital marketplace. Companies increasingly need to drive the speed of business up, and organizations need to support their customers with real-time data. The task of managing sensitive information while capturing, analyzing, and acting upon massive volumes of data every hour of every day has become critical.
These challenges have dramatically changed the way that IT systems are architected, provisioned, and run compared to the past few decades. Most compani
Published By: Workday
Published Date: Feb 27, 2018
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