Most cloud developers now use Kubernetes and containers as part of their daily operations, according to new research from Civo that found 51% of them do.

Among those who have deployed Kubernetes, 57% of the 1000 cloud developers surveyed said they have seen an increase in the number of Kubernetes clusters running in their organization over the past 12 months.

The overall level of adoption differs depending on the type of IT environment you're looking for: 35% of respondents deploy Kubernetes via on-premises servers, while 27% choose to deploy it in data centers, 39% use it in remote environments. public. clouds, and 29% use it in private clouds.

So why is Kubernetes usage increasing?

The two most common benefits cited by Civo respondents were easy scalability of work, which was opted for by 36% of respondents, and easy container management, which was opted for by 35%.

The report also uncovered some issues that could be holding back adoption of the technology, with 54% of respondents saying they see the complexity around Kubernetes as a slowdown in container usage, a sharp increase from 47% in 2021.

In addition, security can also be a factor holding back adoption. According to Civvo, 66% of developers are concerned about the security implications created by Kubernetes vulnerabilities, and just over 50% of developers said misconfigurations or exposures were the source of their security concerns. Kubernetes.

These fears are likely rooted in very real causes; in May 2022, the non-profit organization The Shadowserver Foundation found that 84% of systems using container orchestration systems were accessible over the Internet to some degree, for a grand total of 381 systems.

Container-based environments could be set for even more growth on the horizon.

Gartner expects this trend to continue, with more than 2027% of global organizations running containerized application workloads by 90.

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