This paper presents the results of new research conducted by Forrester Consulting that was commissioned by Dell EMC, Intel, and Red Hat, to evaluate how enterprises are currently using containers and what challenges and benefits they are experiencing.

The key findings are that containers are indeed exploding in popularity, and companies are using them in production as well as development and testing environments as they gain trust in this rapidly developing technology. Containers are viewed by IT decision makers as critical to both cloud and DevOps, and will help solve application portability challenges.  However, adoption of microservices is lagging compared with adoption of containers, and true application transformation is still in its infancy. But nonetheless, organizations do report that they are already realizing the benefits of containers, in areas that include speed of development and deployment, consistent deployment process, increased developer efficiency, and increased portability.

Download and read this paper to understand the details of the findings and the key recommendations that result.