February 26, 2021
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Report: 78% of Containers Live Less than an Hour

  • By Developer.com Staff

Monitoring vendor Sysdig has published a new report based on real-world data about containers used in production environments. Interesting findings included the following:

  • The Java Virtual Machine is the most popular application component used in containers.
  • 83 percent of containers use the Docker runtime, down from 99 percent last year.
  • 51 percent of containers use Kubernetes as an orchestrator; 11 percent use second-place Swarm.
  • The median number of containers per host is 15, a 50 percent increase from last year.
  • Containers don't last long: 17 percent live less than a minute, 78 percent less than an hour, 89 percent less than a day and 95 percent less than a week.

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This article was originally published on June 26, 2018

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