Kubernetes Outpaces Generic Container Adoption
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Containers as a market are not growing explosively anymore, at least in terms of enterprises getting to begin the process of adopting it. Over the last two years, research by Cloud Foundry confirms what we have also been noticing for a while, that more organizations are deploying a significant number of containers (> 100). Although container adoption rates may be plateauing, that does not necessarily mean the Kubernetes phenomenon is ready to follow suit. In fact, another report, this one about Sumo Logic’s customers, shows that Docker use has been flattening and Kubernetes gaining new users at a steady clip. Among these, the Sumo Logic customers, the percentage of AWS customers using Elastic Container Service (ECS), which includes Fargate, grew modestly (10% since 2018), adoption of “native” Kubernetes rose 43%. Whether or not AWS customers will choose AWS Elastic Kubernetes Service (EKS) remains to be seen.
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