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CA Technologies Unveils Seven Trends in Docker Container Monitoring

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New Research Identifies Top Container Trends and Monitoring
Challenges, Providing Actionable Takeaways for Enterprise Success

CA Technologies (NASDAQ:CA), a leader in industry application
performance management solutions today announced new survey research, "Seven
Trends in Docker Container Monitoring," a study conducted in
collaboration with
Gatepoint Research. As application
containerization adoption continues to rise, the survey findings examine
key challenges and provide guidance for organizations to maximize their
container investments.

Containers offer immense value to enterprises by allowing developers to
easily build, ship and run any application virtually anywhere, as a
lightweight, self-sufficient package. In turn, organizations benefit
from the ability to enable instant application portability. According to
a recent Gartner study of 664 respondents, "65% of respondents stated
that their organization expected to deploy containers into production by
the end of 2017...Further, an additional 13% expect to deploy containers
during 2018, suggesting that interest and adoption will only increase." 1

"Digital transformation initiatives increasingly rely on cloud-based
containerized applications that cannot be managed with traditional IT
monitoring tools," said Ali Siddiqui, general manager of the Agile
Operations, CA Technologies. "These new app architectures create
blind-spots or worse, a surge of false alarms that prevent teams from
fixing problems quickly. CA Technologies unique approach to container
monitoring delivers full visibility in these most dynamic environments."

Despite their benefits, containerized application environments have
created exponential complexity in cloud-based application management and
monitoring. Key container challenges and trends identified in the new
survey include:

  • Docker popularity is rising. But more than 50 percent of
    organizations surveyed say their use of Docker container technology is
    "just getting started."
  • App development and testing is the primary Docker use case. Most
    executives surveyed said they use Docker container technology for
    application development and testing (61 percent) and to reduce their
    existing infrastructure (53 percent).
  • Docker provides the most value when it comes to continuous
    delivery, scalability and resource efficiency.
    More than half of
    executives indicated that Docker containers provide continuation
    integration and delivery (58 percent), scalability (57 percent) and
    resource efficiency (53 percent).
  • The skills gap is biggest in Docker monitoring, according to
    respondents (48 percent) .
  • The business impact of Docker container performance is largely
    unmeasured today.
    More than half of executives (56 percent) said
    they are not monitoring Docker container performance problems for
    business impact yet.
  • Complete visibility of container performance is the biggest
    motivator for organizations,
    according to 56 percent of executives.

Container
monitoring
has become an essential application performance
management tool for DevOps to rapidly develop and deploy innovative,
cloud-based applications. However, as Docker and other container
adoption continues to expand, so do the challenges around it.

To address the monitoring challenges associated with next-generation
container environments, CA
Application Performance Management (CA APM)
, is a robust solution
that combines agentless metric collection at a cluster level with a
Docker flow mapping service. CA APM surfaces important service-level
metrics in the context of dynamic microservice relationships and
container dependencies that typify distributed application architectures.

Also announced today is the release of a new eBook, "Container
Monitoring and Management,"
developed in partnership with CA Press
and The New Stack.

1 Source: Gartner, Inc., Survey Analysis: Container Adoption
and Deployment, 2018, Mark Warrilow, Dennis Smith, March 08, 2018, ID:
G00348437

Resources
Research: "Seven
Trends in Docker Container Monitoring"

Free eBook: "Container
Monitoring and Management"

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