Kubernetes is an open-source system focused on container-orchestration - the technology organizes containers that make up an application into logical units for easy management and discovery. Enterprise-leading technologists largely use Kubernetes to manage their enterprise's strategy, procurement & implementation of Linux containers and automating the deployment of containerized applications across public, private and hybrid clouds.
Notable enterprise vendors competing for wallet share alongside Kubernetes include: AWS ECS, Docker Swarm, HashiCorp Nomad, and Microsoft Azure Service Fabric.
IT leaders need insight into the solutions, reliability, implementation cost, support structure, and compatibility with Kubernetes - and its position, stability, and trajectory predominantly within the container orchestration and management market.
Since 2018, ETR has surveyed Kubernetes' target consumer base and end users about their awareness/evaluation levels and forward-looking spending intentions with the company. Our survey methodology, frequency of polling and round table discussions with CIOs, allow us to capture and report, in real-time, changes in customer demand and the impact these changes have on Kubernetes' calendar year spend. Specifically, the data provides actionable insight into whether the company's products and services within Container Orchestration are gaining traction and seeing an acceleration, flattening or deceleration in spending intentions within the enterprise.
The most recent spending intentions data for Kubernetes was collected through ETR's proprietary TSIS (Technology Spending Intentions Survey) from 9/12/2018 - 9/27/2018 and was sourced from 165 CIOs and IT end users, which represent approximately $125B in annual IT spend. Further, of the 165 customers, 50 represent Fortune 500 organizations and 70 represent Global 2000 organizations. The report is available by request below.
The most recent awareness and evaluations data for Kubernetes was collected through ETR's proprietary PCAS (Private Company Awareness Study) from 05/03/2018 - Present and was sourced from 43 CIOs and CIO-types, which represent approximately $15B in annual IT spend. Further, of the 43 technology end users, 12 represent Fortune 500 organizations and 13 represent Global 2000 organizations. The PCAS report is available by request below.