Kubernetes makes it easier to run and deploy applications in the cloud and brings many benefits like speed, agility, automation and cost efficiencies. However, in order for companies to unlock the strategic advantages of using Kubernetes, they must first solve for the operational hurdles of managing, maintaining and scaling these applications and the environments they are built, tested and deployed in.
As more companies deploy applications into production with Kubernetes, it is critical to think about the long-term operational impact of maintaining and scaling Kubernetes clusters. The CNCF survey also shows that 30% of respondents use serverless in production, and 27% leverage service meshes. Adoption of these newer solutions is growing fast.
Well-oiled clusters take more than just standing up Kubernetes to move fast. For sustained success, and to reap the benefits of the cloud in the long-term, users need to find ways to effectively and efficiently manage Day 2 operations.