Why Containers?

Simple & efficient, containers offer many benefits over virtual machines for both end user's and service providers.

Containers are easier

Your customers do not want to spend time installing, configuring, and maintaining servers. They want to quickly get started with the application of their choice.

Thanks to the availability of many container images, your customers can deploy their application and get going with just the click of a button. They do not need to worry about installing and configuring a server, or updating an operating system.

You can host

14.5x

more containers than VM's using the same hardware.

Source: Benchmark by Canonical, published on Ubuntu Insights

Containers are more efficient

Unlike virtual servers, containers do not have their own operating systems, making much more efficient use of the underlying system resources.

Thanks to the higher density of containers, you can increase your profit margin by hosting more workloads on the same hardware.

Containers launch

97%

faster than VM's.

Source: Benchmark by Canonical, published on Ubuntu Insights

Containers are faster

Because containers are lightweight and less resource-intensive, they boot and scale significantly faster than VM's. While booting a VM can take up to a minute, a container starts within seconds.

The container market will grow with

40%

per year to $2.7bn in 2020.

Source: 451 Research

Containers are popular

The usage of containers is growing rapidly. According to a recent study by RightScale, the adoption of containers has increased 40% in 2018.

All major cloud providers have a container offering in place, including: Amazon, Google, Microsoft and Digital Ocean. The container market will almost double in size from $1.5 billion in 2018 to $2.7 billion in 2020.