The Kubernetes and Cloud Native Survey by Canonical Reveals 20 Interesting Findings

by | Nov 11, 2022 | Uncategorized | 0 comments

What is Kubernetes canonical?

“Canonical Kubernetes” refers to all Canonical’s Kubernetes-related products and services. Canonical offers two Kubernetes distributions that have earned CNCF certification: MicroK8s and Charmed Kubernetes. Charmed Kubernetes (K8s) is a multi-cloud-capable, enterprise-scale Kubernetes.

Following are some intriguing data from this study:

  • Improvements in maintenance, monitoring, and automation were cited as the primary reasons for pursuing Kubernetes and cloud-native solutions by 64.6% of the 1156 specialists polled.
  • According to most participants, a hybrid cloud comprises at least one private and one public cloud.
  • Regarding multi-cloud, 22.2% said they do not use hybrid or multi-cloud. It’s not surprising, given the ambiguous meaning of “multi-cloud.”
  • Interestingly. Daily, 21.4% of respondents manage more than 500 machines.
  • There are typically 2.5 Kubernetes clusters active in production. The percentage of participants operating 21 or more production clusters is only 4.2%.
  • Out of 1143 professionals polled, 41% said they contributed to open-source projects that they use. 
  • In this, 50% of telco and retail representatives and 55% of representatives from the IT sector each claim that their organization contributes to open source.
  • It is the deployment or management of Kubernetes as-a-service. This use case received 36.3% votes, whereas 34% preferred re-architecting proprietary solutions into microservices. This is consistent with what I observe in the sector.
  • According to most pros, the most common barrier to adopting Kubernetes and containers is a need for in-house skills or limited staff. While readiness and skill enhancement remain challenges, it is also an opportunity for the training sector.
  • The top three environments for running Kubernetes clusters are AWS (with 50%), Azure (34%), and Google Cloud (25%).
  • A version of Kubernetes older than 1.17 but newer than 1.10 is used by 26% of respondents.
  • Minikube has received the most support (32.3%) for using Kubernetes in local development environments. With 31.7% of the poll, Docker Kubernetes comes in second.
  • Nearly 38% of participants claimed they don’t utilize the Helm package manager. 31% of respondents reported using at least one Helm chart in the previous 90 days.
  • Security was mentioned as the top concern for operators by 46% of the 1141 respondents. Utilizing and optimizing resources is the next item on the list.
  • According to 32% of the 1144 participants, continuous integration and delivery are the most well-known and mastered technologies in the cloud-native ecosystem.
  • Kubernetes operators are becoming increasingly popular. An operator was characterized by 30.6% of 1141 participants as a software extension that employs specialized resources to operate programs.
  • Security was cited by 56% of the 1142 experts as the essential factor in selecting a container image basis. They anticipate that the image will have passed malware and vulnerability scanning.
  • According to 63% of 1135 professionals, namespaces are the recommended method for isolating applications. With 40% of the vote, creating distinct clusters is the next-best option for separating applications.
  • Only 54.2% of 1139 respondents claimed they have a high availability Kubernetes cluster operational.
  • According to 49% of 727 respondents, security and compliance are essential prerequisites for executing an edge computing strategy.