Gartner Research

Competitive Landscape: Container Management Software, 2019

Published: 01 October 2019

ID: G00390282

Analyst(s): Wataru Katsurashima


Container management software vendors are enhancing capabilities and use cases for differentiation as cloud services make containers easier to deploy. Container management software vendors should evolve their products into cloud-native application platforms with multicloud capabilities.

Table Of Contents


  • Market Definition
  • Competitive Situation and Trends
    • Enhancing Hybrid Cloud and Multicloud Support
    • Integrating Service Mesh and Serverless Function Platform as a Service
    • Building Technology Ecosystem With Container Marketplace
    • Overcrowded Market Followed by Market Consolidation
    • Adding Edge Computing Support
    • Adding Windows Containers Support
  • Competitive Profiles
    • D2iQ (formerly Mesosphere)
    • Docker
    • Google
    • IBM
    • Pivotal
    • Rancher
    • Red Hat
    • VMware
  • References and Methodology

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