As fortune 500 organizations across all industries are transforming into software businesses to compete in quickly changing markets, we were interested in understanding what our ISVs were planning to do to leverage containers to support their customers’ transformation. Most of the research surveying container solutions thus far is focused on how organizations transform their IT infrastructure. Therefore, we have a fairly accurate picture of what container solutions organizations are using internally, but not what kind of containerized applications are being deployed. A datacenter with a container architecture is only as useful as the applications running on it.
With the launch of the SUSE CaaS Platform, we wanted to find out what kind of solutions are offered in containers and how independent software vendors (ISVs) plan on supporting compatibility through certifying on a container architecture. The SUSE Container ISV Ecosystem Study found the majority of ISVs in the SUSE ecosystem are deploying or planning to deploy applications as containers and are willing to ensure compatibility through certification programs given compelling benefits.
Our key findings suggest:
- Independent Software Vendors offer key container solutions to enable continuous delivery and virtualization of business infrastructure.
- Both new applications built on microservice architecture as well as legacy applications are being deployed as containers, mostly using open source docker technology.
- ISVs are willing to certify given compelling benefits.
- Market demand is driving the move to containers, and technical challenges in getting there are the biggest barrier.
To learn more about the details of our recent study and how SUSE ISVs are planning to leverage containers for their applications, read the full report.