I'm a fan of online surveys. It's a fun, simple, and a great way to check the pulse of our community.
We launched our first survey back in 2018, where we looked at the state of securing cloud workloads. We then continued the motion in 2019 with The Kubernetes Adoption and Usage survey and most recently with the Helm survey, still open for feedback.
In this blog post I'd like to focus on the 2019 Alcide Kubernetes survey. Based on 200 responses from Dev, Ops, Security and Cloud Architects, our survey reveals that 45% of companies are now running Kubernetes in production, while 37% are leveraging hybrid or multi-cloud environments for their Kubernetes clusters.
The 2019 State of Kubernetes Adoption and Security Report was based on Q4 2019
survey data conducted by Alcide to gauge Kubernetes adoption changes year-over-year, evolving practices around Kubernetes use and security, and key challenges faced by those with Kubernetes experience as well as those starting out.
This report follows the Alcide’s research and report: 2018 Report: The State of Securing Cloud Workloads, which provided insights into the state of the industry and the adoption of Kubernetes and serverless amongst medium and large enterprises.
Here are my 5 key takeaways from the survey:
- Kubernetes Streams into Production
- Nearly half the market is striving to learn and become proficient withKubernetes, showing the ongoing demand for Kubernetes skills.
- As traditional enterprises choose Kubernetes, two camps are emerging:the Kubernetes pros and those starting out with Kubernetes.
- The race to wrangle Kubernetes is pushing both Kubernetes pros and novices to seek new security tools.
- Securing Kubernetes Workloads in 2020.
Bottom line: K8s gains more steam in production, and scaling Kubernetes will drive continuous innovations in automated security guardrails in 2020.