State of Kubernetes Report 2019

Replex's State of Kubernetes Report is based on survey responses gathered from attendees at KubeCon + CloudNativeCon Europe 2019, O’Reilly Velocity Conference in San Jose and ContainerDays in Hamburg.

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Replex’s State of Kubernetes Report is an attempt to peer behind the curtain of the latest Kubernetes and cloud-native adoption trends.

Findings provide insights into how organizations are using Kubernetes today, what obstacles they face during adoption, and the challenges they are beginning to encounter in production.

Key Insights: 

  • Narrow deployment footprint
    • The report indicates a growing, though still narrow deployment footprint of Kubernetes among enterprises.
  • Key to Successful Adoption
    • Most organizations planning to deploy Kubernetes in production tend to misdiagnose obstacles.
  • Biggest Adoption Drivers
    • Improving Scalability (61%) and Improving resource utilization (46%) emerge as the biggest adoption drivers.
  • Top Production Challenges
    • Security (49%) Monitoring (37%), Cost visibility and reporting (35%) are identified as the top production challenges.
  • Cost Reporting
    • A majority of respondents have yet to adopt a cost reporting mechanism for Kubernetes, preventing them from broadening its footprint.

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