The industry is gaga for container technologies like Docker and for good reason. According to ESG research, containers make up about 19 percent of hybrid cloud production workloads today, but in just two years’ time, containers will make up one-third of hybrid cloud production workloads. (Note: I am an ESG employee.)
Container security issues
Not surprisingly, cybersecurity professionals say rapid growth and proliferation of application containers have led to several security issues:
35 percent say their organization’s current server workload security solutions do no support the same functionality for containers, requiring the use of separate container security technologies. This adds cost and complexity to safeguarding valuable IT assets.