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Less complexity - container hype weakens

As enterprise IT and cloud environments become more complex, developers are increasingly taking development strategies into their own hands.
E-3 Magazine
March 4, 2020
Less complexity - container hype weakens
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More and more large companies (60 percent) report that they are hosting their IT infrastructure in an increasingly complex multicloud environment, and the majority (59 percent) are giving their developers more decision-making powers with regard to the tools that are to meet the new requirements.

The shift in decision making leads to higher levels of abstraction that give developers control over tools to deliver new technologies. The Cloud Foundry Foundation study also derives an indicator for the phases of the container hype cycle.

The use of PaaS has risen by 6 percentage points from 41% to 47% within six months, while the use of serverless and containers has leveled off at 14% and 37% respectively.

It seems that the use of containers has stabilized, but it is important to note that those companies that are using containers are seeing more deployments.

"Developers are being asked to contribute at the highest level to technology sourcing and deployment, and they are increasingly opting for more abstraction and less complexity.

Cloud Foundry continues to be well positioned in this respect across all technologies and offers the features that developers need most: Maturity, security, flexibility, and integration capabilities with existing technology stacks"

said Abby Kearns, executive director of the Cloud Foundry Foundation.

"Companies that actively support their development teams in digital transformation initiatives will be successful."

Productivity and flexibility are the most important drivers for developers when choosing a tool. When developers are asked how they want to feel when using a tool or technology, 46% choose "productive."

Nearly two-thirds, or 63 percent, of respondents say that the ability to integrate with their environment is the touchstone that leads to technology improvements. 48% of developers surveyed also say that senior management expect them to provide details on security-related features, and just over a third say that they have to present technology use cases to the boardroom.

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