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Container use and the implications for storage

Knowing which type of storage to deploy when using containers is important. We look at the storage architectures enterprises are using, the features preferred and more.

Title Container use and the implications for storage

Containers have become a standard part of today's enterprise infrastructure. As a result, container use is increasingly having a direct effect on storage.

When enterprises first deployed containers, applications were stateless and persistent storage wasn't an issue. Today, however, container use and container-based applications are more complicated, and developers want persistent storage with the containers they deploy.

An Enterprise Strategy Group survey found 74% of respondents said they're using containers for production applications or dev/test and preproduction work. Another 21% planned to use containers within the next year or are interested in using them. Those making use of containers expressed a keen interest in several types of persistent storage, particularly storage embedded in hyper-converged infrastructure and software-defined storage.

This infographic examines container use and the implications containers have for storage architectures and the type of persistent storage deployed. It includes insight into the most sought-after storage features for a containerized environment and the storage challenges organizations encounter when they try to maximize the potential of their container-based applications.

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