Container adoption is accelerating and so too is the requirement to properly protect container environments and the data in them. ESG research indicates that, so far, IT professionals are kicking the can down the road. While many recognize the growing importance of containers relative to other vital application platforms, confidence levels in organizations’ ability to protect containerized workloads are lagging. As was the case with other recent disruptive shifts in the IT landscape, including the VMware and cloud computing phenomena, newer data protection approaches are needed.
In order to gain insight into these trends, ESG surveyed 334 IT professionals at organizations in North America (US and Canada) personally responsible for or familiar with their organization’s container-based application environment and strategy, including the associated data protection tools and processes.