DevOps and Docker adoption take off in the enterprise

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Back in February RightScale released the results of its latest State of the Cloud Report. This year it asked some additional questions surrounding the use of DevOps tools including Docker.

Today it has launched an additional DevOps Trends report offering a look at these extra findings. These show that DevOps adoption increased from 66 percent in 2015 to 74 percent in 2016 and that Docker adoption has more than doubled in the same period.

Additional findings are that 81 percent of enterprises are adopting DevOps compared to only 70 percent of SMBs. Enterprises are also adopting DevOps from the bottom up, with usage by projects or teams at 29 percent and business units or divisions 31 percent, compared to only 21 percent adopting it company-wide.

Overall, Chef, Puppet, and Docker are the top three DevOps tools (on 32 percent, 32 percent, and 27 percent, respectively). However, Docker is the fastest growing with adoption more than doubling year-over-year from 13 percent in 2015 to 27 percent in 2016. In the enterprise, Docker also saw more than two times growth (from 14 percent to 29 percent).

The report notes, "Docker could soon be the most used DevOps tool in the enterprise as 38 percent of enterprises have plans to use it. This compares to 20 percent that plan to use Chef and 19 percent that plan to use Puppet."

Overall the report shows that container adoption is maturing. Some 26 percent of respondents have workloads already running in containers (eight percent in development, 18 percent in production). In addition 36 percent of respondents are experimenting with containers, while 25 percent say they are learning about them.

Enterprises are using containers more than SMBs, with 29 percent having workloads running in containers compared to 24 percent of SMBs, and 41 percent of enterprises are experimenting as opposed to 33 percent of SMBs.

RightScale found that current use of Docker is heaviest among tech organizations (32 percent), enterprises (29 percent), and developers (28 percent). Use of Docker in Europe (34 percent) is also well above average.

There's much more information in the full report is available from the RightScale website.

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