As more large enterprises (60 percent) report hosting their IT infrastructure in an increasingly complex multi-cloud environment, the majority (59 percent) are giving developers more authority to choose the tools they use to address these new demands. This shift in decision-making is leading to higher levels of abstraction that enable developers to gain greater control over the tools they use to deliver new technologies.
The report also provides an indicator for the hype cycle timeline for containers. PaaS usage has jumped six percentage points in six months (41 percent to 47 percent), while serverless usage and container usage are leveling at 14 percent and 37 percent, respectively. While container adoption seems to be stabilizing, it’s important to note that those who are using containers are deepening their deployments.
“Developers are being asked to contribute to high-level discussions about technology acquisition and adoption and are increasingly choosing to add abstraction to reduce complexity. Cloud Foundry continues to be well-positioned for this abstraction across multiple technologies, delivering the features that developers need most: maturity, security, flexibility and integrations with existing technology stacks,” said Abby Kearns, executive director at Cloud Foundry Foundation. “Enterprises that actively engage their development teams in their digital transformation initiatives will be successful.”
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