Based on "active data" from more than 1,600 customers using Sumo Logic's platform, a new report shows: None of this data should surprise you given the explosion of the market, but it is interesting to confirm that enterprises are now quickly moving up the cloud stack. Your focus is moving away from infrastructure services, such as basic storage and compute, to the services the "cool kids" are using, meaning multi-cloud management, serverless computing, and containers. So what does this mean to the technologies and their deployments in the coming year? First, everything will be multi-cloud. And for a few good reasons: There is not much of a cost penalty for going multi-cloud, other than the added complexity management that will be needed.
The cloud is disrupting traditional operating models for IT departments and entire organizations. Is open-source software really free? At The Linux Foundation's Open Source Summit in Los Angeles, Jim Zemlin, executive director of the Foundation and Oracle, announced that it was joining the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) as a Platinum Member. In addition, Oracle is releasing Kubernetes on Oracle Linux. With this move, as Zemlin noted "six of the largest clouds are now running Kubernetes."
Ever been in a Tesla and hit the accelerator in Ludicrous Mode? If you have, you know you'll speed up like the proverbial bat out of hell. The development of Kubernetes, the leading container orchestration program, has been like that. It's been one improvement after another at a frantic pace. With its newest release, Kubernetes 1.10, it keeps charging forward but it's also been stabilizing features in four key areas: API aggregation, storage, security, and networking.
When Google started running containers a decade ago, nobody could reach this kind of infrastructure agility and efficiency. Using this knowledge, Google released Kubernetes as a free and open source project. Nowadays Kubernetes is used by small companies and big enterprises who want to gain the efficiency and velocity Google has. You can then run those containers on your servers, but there's no way you can manage those efficiently without extra management software. Kubernetes is an orchestrator for your containers that will create, schedule and manage your containers on a cluster of servers.