The New Stack provides comprehensive coverage of the Kubernetes open source container orchestration engine, and we’re looking to invest in the community even further. In 2016, our survey reported on “The Present State of Container Orchestration,” but a lot has changed in the last year. While Kubernetes’ current mind-share surpasses that of many competitors, the container wars are far from over. The success of Kubernetes depends on the satisfaction of early adopters and documentation of its success across many different use cases.
That’s where you come into the picture! We are surveying people that have already evaluated Kubernetes. We’re looking to better understand how and why those early adopters chose Kubernetes, and how they’re currently using it. The results will form the foundation of an upcoming e-book series on The State of the Kubernetes Ecosystem.
Some topics we are interested in hearing more about:
- As the market matures, why is (or isn’t) Kubernetes picked over other solutions?
- Has complexity pushed users towards vendor distribution or consulting services?
Whether you have an applications or operations perspective, we want your answers. Your feedback will help us answer questions in areas such as:
- What types of applications are deployed with Kubernetes?
- How do Jenkins and Kubernetes fit into CD pipelines?
- What types of storage volumes (e.g., block, file, object) are connected (e.g., CephFS, Flocker, Portworx)?
- Which SDN offering is used (e.g., Contiv, OpenContrail, Weave Net)?
- How are Kubernetes clusters monitored (e.g., cAdvisor, CoScale, Heapster, Prometheus)?
If you want to learn more about the survey questions themselves, we’ve also made available a PDF of the questions. However, please take the time to fill out the survey component. With your feedback, we hope to influence how others assess Kubernetes and how they choose to utilize it in their own environments. We hope that results show a growing user base with continuing promise, especially as we look to reflect those results in our forthcoming series of Kubernetes ebooks.
We need your feedback on assessing and using Kubernetes. Take our survey here!