The Evolution of the Modern Software Supply Chain

The Docker Survey, 2016

See how Docker platform sits at the nexus of three aspects of modern application development strategy: the shift to cloud, the shift to microservices, and the transformation of DevOps practices.

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Docker provides the software supply chain with agility, control and portability for app development.


The promise of agility (speed and flexibility) has drawn developers to Docker and has enabled them to own what goes on inside the container and understand how to accelerate the software development process.

41% of all respondents surveyed indicated that application portability was a key factor in their decision to use Docker.



Docker is delivering quantifiable improvements to application delivery through changing DevOps practices.


Roughly half of respondents have already traveled the path of CI and DevOps and are looking to advance those practices to continuous delivery into production. The remaining respondents are looking to catch up with DevOps/CI in 2016.

Survey respondents reported on average a 13X increase in frequency of software releases using Docker



Docker is central to hybrid cloud strategies, enabling freedom of choice of on-premises, private and public environments.


Apps using containers are fully portable across any infrastructure offering a higher level of control as business pursue a hybrid- or full-cloud strategy across multiple vendors while avoiding lock-in.

Docker is uniquely providing choice for businesses deploying to on-premises or cloud environments with 80% citing Docker as part of their organization’s cloud strategy, with 35+% using Docker to avoid the impending issue of cloud vendor lock-in.



Docker enables microservice architecture delivery and the modernization of legacy monolithic apps.


Docker continues to enable the growth of microservice architectures, and is also enabling the shift of traditional workloads into container environments to assist with modernization and portability of any apps. 

Delivering on microservice architectures is seen as a key benefit of Docker and is being actively planned by 47% of respondents as an initiative for 2016.



Docker offers portability as unique value amongst container management vendors.


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Organizations are evaluating platforms based on their ability to provide flexibility, freedom and address the app lifecycle for both dev and IT ops teams.

Docker is the only container orchestration and management provider that is cloud agnostic.



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