The majority of cloud developers are now using Kubernetes and containers as part of their daily operations, according to new research from Civo that finds that 51% of them do.
Among those who deploy Kubernetes, 57% of the 1,000 cloud developers surveyed say they have seen an increase in the number of Kubernetes clusters running within their organization over the past 12 months.
The overall level of adoption varied depending on the type of IT environment you’re looking at: 35% of those surveyed deploy Kubernetes across the premises serversWhile 27% chose to deploy it within data centers, 39% use it within public clouds, and 29% use it within private clouds.
So, why is the use of Kubernetes increasing?
The most common benefits cited by Civo respondents are ease of scaling, which was chosen by 36% of respondents, and ease of container management, which was chosen by 35%.
The report also revealed some issues that could hinder adoption of the technology, 54% of those surveyed said they saw complexity around Kubernetes as slowing down their use of containers, a clear up from 47% in 2021.
In addition, security may also be a factor hindering adoption, according to Civvo, 66% of developers are concerned about the security consequences created by Kubernetes vulnerabilities, and just over 50% of developers said that misconfigurations or exposures were raising their concerns about security. Kubernetes.
These fears are likely rooted in very real causes. In May 2022, the non-profit Shadowserver Foundation has built 84% of the systems Using accessible container organization systems fairly online, with a whopping total of 381,654 systems.
Container-based environments can be set for more growth on the horizon.
Gartner expects this trend to continue and that by 2027 more than 90% of global organizations Workloads will run as containerized applications.