Cost Overruns Rank Low on List of Challenges for Kubernetes and Containers
Despite what you may have heard, cost overruns are not the biggest problem facing companies managing Kubernetes deployments. Nope. According to over 1,200 respondents to a recent Canonical survey, 55% of the study believe one of their biggest challenges when using or migrating to Kubernetes and containers is a lack of in-house skills or a limited manpower. Only 17% mention cost overruns. Why is this relevant?
A report from the Cloud Native Computing Foundation and the FinOps Foundation that came out this week claims a lack of Kubernetes cost monitoring is causing overspend. More than 90% of costs came from compute or memory resources. In addition, only 24% do not monitor Kubernetes spending at all and 44% only rely on estimates. It then infers that a low level of adoption of tools meant to monitor Kubernetes spending can explain why only 38% of respondents can predict their monthly cloud bill within a 10% margin of error.
Take a look at the Canonical survey and tell us what you think. It appears to be a true telling of the state of Kubernetes as we see it.