Containers and Kubernetes

Market Dynamics Report, 2021

Key findings

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We are excited to publish the findings of a CCS Insight report, commissioned by Red Hat, which explores the current state of containers in organizations across Europe, the Middle East and Africa.

We asked 574 software developers and IT professionals from 9+ sectors between January and March 2021 about the perceived benefits, challenges, adoption and use cases of container technology.


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Top software development priorities in the next 12 months

46% 43% 32%

Container based applications

Improving quality,
performance and
security of applications

Strengthening CI and CD
processes

373 respondents delivering software

46% - Container based applications

43% - Improving quality,performance and security of applications

32% - Strenghtening CI and CD processes

Containers have become the number one IT priority for developers.

Benefits and use cases of containers

Technical benefits for using Containers

39% 36% 34%

Innovation

Modernization

Support for
hybrid IT ops

Technical benefits for using Containers

39% - Innovation

36% - Modernization

34% - Support for hybrid IT operations

Business benefits for using Containers

33% 31% 30%

Cloud adoption

Innovation

Scalable operations

Business benefits of using Containers

574 business and technical respondents

33% - Cloud adoption

31% - Innovation

30% - Scalable operations

Top barriers to adopting containers widely

34% Cost of adoption

40% Lack of skills and training

32% Limited resources for developing
container-based apps

29% Navigating the container technology
strategies from different providers

34% Cost of adoption

40% Lack of skills and training

32% Limited resources for developing container-based apps

29% Navigating the container technology strategies from different providers

574 business and technical respondents

The most common use cases for containers are integration

43% 35% 32%

Simplifying integration

Autoscaling existing
solutions

Development and
delivery of solutions
for external customers

524 business and technical respondents

43% - Simplifying integration

35% - Autoscaling existing solutions

32% - Development and delivery of solutions for external customers

Reputation and trust is the top consideration when choosing a container vendor

44% 37% 36%

Reputation and cost

Usablity of tooling
services

Flexible cost plans

490 respondents who are decision-makers or influencing the choice of container technologies

44% - Reputation and cost

37% - Usablity of tooling services

36% - Flexible cost plans

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The full report explores the current state of container use — including the benefits, challenges, adoption and use cases of container technology—in organizations across various industries and regions in EMEA based on responses from hundreds of IT professionals who are involved in architecting, developing, deploying and managing software application code and services.

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