In 2017, IBM conducted an in-depth research on the current state of container adoption. This study looks at the most important solutions and capabilities driving usage, highlights key challenges that must be addressed and explains the business benefits delivered by adopting container development.

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59%
Improved application quality & reduced defects
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57%
Reduced application downtime and associated costs

What drives container adoption?

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77 percent

of respondents chose enterprise-grade security solutions for containers.

77 percent

of respondents chose enterprise-grade security solutions for containers.

71 percent

of respondents chose tools to automate container deployment and management.

71 percent

of respondents chose tools to automate container deployment and management.

70 percent

of respondents chose tools to accelerate container development, testing, and roll-out to production.

70 percent

of respondents chose tools to accelerate container development, testing, and roll-out to production.

66 percent

of respondents chose the ability to support containers securely across multiple Cloud environments and providers.

66 percent

of respondents chose the ability to support containers securely across multiple Cloud environments and providers.

The state of container-based application development

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