Containers are well regarded for the flexibility they add to application development and deployment, especially when it comes to moving application workloads between clouds, between clouds and on-premises systems, or even from one on-premises system to another. However, effectively building a complex containerized environment still takes skills and experience. Enter Containers-as-a-Service (CaaS), a variation of Platform-as-a-Service that has been around as a concept for a few years, and lately is being embraced in a big way to speed up container adoption.
So, is CaaS just another “as-a-Service” term from vendors intended to confuse the market and wrap their offerings in some glorious-sounding “aaSy” package? Or is there more to it?
The data suggests CaaS may be serving a righteous purpose. The latest survey of 750 IT executives from Flexera’s 2020 State of the Cloud Report (originally launched by Rightscale), finds a majority of cloud adopters, 53