Containers and container orchestration have emerged as highly desirable technologies that give enterprises the agility to embrace new business opportunities in a cloud-centric world. To capture these opportunities, organizations must respond more quickly than ever to retain customers and grow the business in the face of increasing global competitive pressures.
It is no surprise that container usage is growing alongside growth in the public cloud. Container adoption is increasing dramatically, driven by digital transformation pressures and the need to increase the pace of software development and application innovation. IDC forecasts that there will be roughly 1.8 billion enterprise containers deployed by 2021, representing a five-year compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 79%.