Container as a Service Market - Growth, Trends, COVID-19 Impact, and Forecasts (2023 - 2028)

The Container as a Service Market is segmented by Deployment Model (On-Premise, Cloud), Service Type (Professional Services, Managed Services), Size of the Enterprise (Small and Medium Enterprises, Large Enterprises), End-user Application, and Geography.

Container as a Service Industry Overview

Container As A Service Market Summary
Study Period: 2018 - 2028
Fastest Growing Market: Asia Pacific
Largest Market: North America
CAGR: 35 %

Major Players

Container As A Service Market Major Players

*Disclaimer: Major Players sorted in no particular order


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Container as a Service Market Analysis

The Container as a Service (CaaS) market is expected to register a CAGR of approximately 35% in the forecast period (2021 - 2026). The CaaS technology helps organizations to reduce shipment time due to the hosted applications, and its dependencies are bundled into a single package. Additionally, the technique is easy to manage as these are lightweight, enabling rapid delivery and deployment of new application containers.

  • Although, CaaS is a subset of Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), the fundamental asset for CaaS is a holder, as opposed to a virtual machine (VM) or an uncovered metal hardware host framework, which is utilized in IaaS environments. The CaaS solutions are expected to enable both IT divisions and developers to create, manage, and run containerized applications. In a CaaS model, clusters and containers are given as a service which can be deployed in both an on-premises server environment or over the cloud.
  • The CaaS model is expected to provide new business opportunities for small-medium enterprises (SMEs), and improvement in networking capabilities are certain factors which are expected to provide certain opportunities to a CaaS provider in the forecast period. CaaS model also enables the business organizations to endure a greater degree of agility, which is the ability to create a new production workload as quickly as possible. This is further expected to augment the market growth.
  • However, the CaaS market is expected to face data security issues because usually the data is stored in the cloud servers exposing to hacking. This may hinder the market growth in the forecast period. Also, cloud servers need a constant supply of electricity and internet connectivity to operate efficiently. Hence, the developing regions are expected to face the challenge of slow internet speeds and lack of continuous power supply. This is expected to further restrain the market for containers as a service in the developing regions. Nevertheless, ongoing research and development are expected to strengthen the security of containers as a service in the forecast period.

Container as a Service Industry Segments

Containers as a service (CaaS) is a cloud-based emerging service offering that allows software developers and IT departments to upload, organize, run, scale, manage, and stop containers by using container-based virtualization. A CaaS provider will commonly provide a framework which allows users to make use of the service. CaaS providers typically make use of application programming interface (API) calls or a web portal interface.

By Deployment
By Service Type
Professional Services
Managed Services
By Size of the Enterprise
Small and Medium Enterprises
Large Enterprises
By End-user Application
IT & Telecommunications
Other End-user Applications
North America
United States
United Kingdom
Rest of Europe
Rest of Asia-Pacific
Latin America
Rest of Latin America
Middle-East & Africa

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Container as a Service Market Trends

This section covers the major market trends shaping the Container as a Service Market according to our research experts:

BFSI Sector Expected to Have Maximum Application

  • FinTech has changed the banking system drastically, as more and more BFSI companies have embraced cloud and diversified their cloud providers. Also, technologies like mobile banking, digital payments, etc. are revolutionizing the banking industry, especially in emerging countries like India and China. Hence, the use and deployment of CaaS models are also increasing. The container application platform is designed to automate the hosting, configuration, deployment, and administration of application stacks across any cloud provider.
  • These solutions help the banks in modernizing digital foundations for a competitive edge, speeding service delivery in branches of the future, optimizing payment processing models, and deepening customer engagement without compromising on cybersecurity. It gives application developers self-service access so they can easily deploy applications on demand. That can help banks move more quickly and decrease time to market in the increasingly competitive environment of financial services. These solutions help financial institutions to develop and support a broad range of applications while maintaining stringent security and compliance requirements. It also enables companies to deliver new applications to engage customers and associates.
  • Major BFSI companies have already started deploying container application platforms in their systems. For instance, in July 2018, HSBC announced that it plans to build its new business banking service to run on a Kubernetes-managed container infrastructure using Google's toolset. HSBC is already using Google Cloud for data analytics, but the move into container applications hosting is a new step by the company towards technology.
Container As A Service Market : Volume of Digital Payments Transactions, in millions, India, 2013-2018

Asia-Pacific is Expected to Grow Significantly

  • The Asia Pacific region is expected to emerge as the fastest-growing region in the Container as a Service market during the forecast period. The growth can be attributed to the growing economies of China and India, which have more economic growth due to an increase in industrial production.
  • Also, factors such as increased demand for microservices, technological advancements, and growing need for adoption of microservices in this region are driving the market in the region.
  • Further, the major CaaS solution providers are innovating and expanding their business in the region to capture maximum market share and also grab the massive opportunities the region portrays.
  • For instance, in June 2018, Red Hat, Inc. a leading provider of open source solutions, launched the Red Hat OpenShift Practice Builder Program in the Asia-Pacific. The program aims to help system integrators (SIs) build and monetize a modern cloud-native application development and delivery practice using Red Hat OpenShift and Red Hat JBossMiddleware. System integrators are key to helping Asia Pacific companies innovate through the development of new cloud and container-enabled applications, as well as modernizing existing applications.
  • Also, in June 2019, Portworx, the cloud-native storage and data management company modern enterprises trust to manage data in containers, recently announced significant partner momentum across the Asia Pacific and China (APAC) region. New partners include leading technology providers ACW Distribution, Futong, Ingram Micro and Syspower, and Portworx also announced an expanded partnership with DaoCloud. With these reseller partnerships, Portworx is expanding its global footprint to provide cloud-native storage and data management for the developing regions.
Container As A Service Market : Growth Rate by Region (2019-2024)

Container as a Service Market Competitor Analysis

The containers as a service market is comparatively consolidated due to the existence of some leading players holding the majority share of the market. However, CaaS is a developing and a demanding technology and there are enormous business opportunities where a considerable measure of new players are entering the market and are teaming up with significant players to capture a significant market share.

  • May 2019 - Palo Alto Networks has agreed to purchase fast-growing cloud and container security startup Twistlock. The company is expected to spend between USD 450 million and USD 500 million on the acquisition of Portland, Ore.-based Twistlock.
  • December 2018 - DigitalOcean, announced the launch of its Kubernetes-as-a-Service offering to all developers recently. The early access release of the service already introduced most of the basics, like node provisioning, handling durable storage, firewall, load balancing, and similar tools. This new release adds open APIs for integrations with existing developer tools, support for the latest versions of Kubernetes.

Container as a Service Market Top Players

  1. Amazon Web Services, Inc.

  2. Google LLC (Google Cloud)

  3. Cisco Systems, Inc.

  4. IBM Corporation

  5. Microsoft Corporation (Microsoft Azure)

*Disclaimer: Major Players sorted in no particular order

Container As A Service Market Concentration

Container as a Service Market Report - Table of Contents


    1. 1.1 Study Deliverables

    2. 1.2 Study Assumptions

    3. 1.3 Scope of the Study




    1. 4.1 Market Overview

    2. 4.2 Introduction to Market Drivers and Restraints

    3. 4.3 Market Drivers

      1. 4.3.1 Benefits of Cost Effectiveness and Increased Productivity

      2. 4.3.2 Greater Flexibility Than On-Premises Containers

      3. 4.3.3 Increasing Popularity of Microservices

    4. 4.4 Market Restraints

      1. 4.4.1 Difficulty in Achieving Security and Compliance

    5. 4.5 Industry Attractiveness - Porter's Five Force Analysis

      1. 4.5.1 Bargaining Power of Suppliers

      2. 4.5.2 Bargaining Power of Buyers/Consumers

      3. 4.5.3 Threat of New Entrants

      4. 4.5.4 Threat of Substitute Products

      5. 4.5.5 Intensity of Competitive Rivalry

    6. 4.6 Technology Snapshot

      1. 4.6.1 By Solutions Provided

        1. Storage and Networking

        2. Monitoring and Analytics

        3. Management and Orchestration

        4. Security

        5. Continuous Integration and Continuous Deployment

        6. Support and Maintenance


    1. 5.1 By Deployment

      1. 5.1.1 On-Premise

      2. 5.1.2 Cloud

    2. 5.2 By Service Type

      1. 5.2.1 Professional Services

      2. 5.2.2 Managed Services

    3. 5.3 By Size of the Enterprise

      1. 5.3.1 Small and Medium Enterprises

      2. 5.3.2 Large Enterprises

    4. 5.4 By End-user Application

      1. 5.4.1 BFSI

      2. 5.4.2 Retail

      3. 5.4.3 IT & Telecommunications

      4. 5.4.4 Manufacturing

      5. 5.4.5 Other End-user Applications

    5. 5.5 Geography

      1. 5.5.1 North America

        1. United States

        2. Canada

      2. 5.5.2 Europe

        1. United Kingdom

        2. Germany

        3. France

        4. Rest of Europe

      3. 5.5.3 Asia-Pacific

        1. China

        2. Australia

        3. Japan

        4. Rest of Asia-Pacific

      4. 5.5.4 Latin America

        1. Mexico

        2. Brazil

        3. Rest of Latin America

      5. 5.5.5 Middle-East & Africa


    1. 6.1 Company Profiles

      1. 6.1.1 Amazon Web Services, Inc.

      2. 6.1.2 Google LLC (Google Cloud)

      3. 6.1.3 Cisco Systems, Inc.

      4. 6.1.4 IBM Corporation (Red Hat, Inc.)

      5. 6.1.5 Microsoft Corporation (Microsoft Azure)

      6. 6.1.6 Rancher Labs

      7. 6.1.7 VMware, Inc. (Pivotal Software, Inc.)

      8. 6.1.8 SUSE

      9. 6.1.9 Rackspace Inc.

      10. 6.1.10 TATA Communications

      11. 6.1.11 Oracle Corporation

      12. 6.1.12 Hewlett Packard Enterprise Development LP

    2. *List Not Exhaustive


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Container as a Service Market Research FAQs

The Container as a Service Market is studied from 2018 - 2028.

The Container as a Service Market is growing at a CAGR of 35% over the next 5 years.

Asia Pacific is growing at the highest CAGR over 2018 - 2028.

North America holds highest share in 2021.

Amazon Web Services, Inc., Google LLC (Google Cloud), Cisco Systems, Inc., IBM Corporation, Microsoft Corporation (Microsoft Azure) are the major companies operating in Container as a Service Market.

Container as a Service Industry Reports

In-depth industry statistics and market share insights of the Container as a Service sector for 2020, 2021, and 2022. The Container as a Service research report provides a comprehensive outlook of the market size and an industry growth forecast for 2023 to 2028. Available to download is a free sample file of the Container as a Service report PDF.

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