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New research from VMware reveals Kubernetes becomes mainstream

VMware has launched The State of Kubernetes 2022 report , revealing that Kubernetes has now entered the mainstream , with 99 % of respondents saying they have realized benefits from deploying the technology . Developers are also taking advantage of multi-cloud strategies , with two-thirds now running Kubernetes in multiple clouds .

Based on a survey of 776 qualified software development and IT professionals , the key benefits indicated include : improved resource utilization and spend ( 59 %), easier application upgrades ( 49 %) and slicker cloud migration ( 42 %).
The report also shows that security is still a top concern among nearly all respondents ( 99 %), and more than half ( 51 %) recognize that there is a lack of internal experience and expertise to deploy and manage Kubernetes .
“ The last few years have cemented people ’ s desires to use Kubernetes as the standard layer on-top of infrastructure , across private and public cloud , often both . Usage has moved beyond the early users and more into the mainstream ,” said Michael Cote , Staff Technologist at VMware .
“ Although there ’ s still a lot of build out to come , you ’ d be hard pressed to find people who aren ’ t putting together plans to deploy Kubernetes , let alone who already have as the survey shows .
“ This mainstreaming is growing the need for Kubernetes management tools and even distro , especially when it comes to security and supporting developer experience . And , indeed , almost 100 % of people in this survey are interested in finding and paying for tools that help them get the full benefits out of the Kubernetes lifestyle ”
Further report findings include :
Kubernetes has crossed the chasm :
• One of the clearest signs that Kubernetes is mainstreaming is the rapid growth in the number of clusters being deployed : 29 % of organizations have more than 50 clusters and almost half ( 48 %) expect the number of Kubernetes clusters they operate to grow by more than 50 %.
• The factors that have contributed to the increased adoption include :
• Improving software development : 62 % chose increasing flexibility of applications and 54 % selected better developer efficiency as key reasons .
• Cloud adoption : 59 % of respondents chose improving cloud utilization and 46 % picked reducing cost of cloud as important factors in adoption .
• Operator efficiency : More than a third ( 37 %) said the need to improve operator efficiency was a selection factor .
Multi-cloud predominates :
One of the main reasons that organizations are adopting Kubernetes is because it delivers clear benefits for rapidly expanding cloud operations . There is an accelerating trend away from on-premises and singlecloud Kubernetes deployments in favor of hybrid and multi-cloud :
• Respondents whose Kubernetes footprint is mostly for development favor onpremises ( 62 %) or a single public cloud vendor ( 42 %).
• By comparison , those whose Kubernetes footprint is geared toward production prefer multiple public cloud vendors ( 52 %) followed by on-premises ( 47 %) and a single public cloud vendor ( 42 %). p
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