The switch to Kubernetes is a major point of consideration for many managers and Learning Development Managers, but is the effort worth it? How do you prepare your workforce? Let’s dive in and find out with these 10 compelling facts that will help you decide:
How fast has Kubernetes gone up in popularity? By most statistics, it has gone up really fast. People have been touting Kubernetes for a while now as one of the highest velocity projects that have an open source history.
- Kubernetes is the second most reviewed project in GitHub with a total number of 680 reviews in the last one year ( the time of writing this article).
- The ‘Krihelimeter’ score of The Krihelinator Project for Kubernetes measures the recent popularity of GitHub and places it at 6525 in just a week. This means that Kubernetes comes 4th in the list of GitHub repositories. This score is based on the number of authors amongst many other parameters. As per the trending page of GitHub, Kubernetes has been tagged and starred the most.
- Kubernetes repository has received a total of 28, 519 stars till date (at the time of writing this article)
- There are a 60% of respondents who have reported broad container usage in production in the 2017 Kubernetes user experience survey and stated that they make use of Kubernetes to manage those containers. Apart from that, a 19% of respondents reported broad container use in production saying that they have started initial production usage of Kubernetes.
- As per 451 Research, the overall market for Kubernetes containers is set to hit $2.7 billion by the year 2020. This is a good three and a half times bigger than the container market that is valued at $762 and that has an annual growth rate of 40%. Considering the apparent relationship between the orchestration adoption and container usage, one can expect that the growth led by Kubernetes is set to follow a similar trend.
- Kubernetes is officially around 3 years old. Version 1.0 was released on 21st July, 2015. Kubernetes actually did exist at Google internally. But it was on this day (21st July 2015) that it was released into the world as an open source tool that developers know of it today. The Kubernetes project was donated to the then newly formed CNCF, handled by The Linux Foundation by Google. It was then backed by a number of big technology companies like Red Hat.
- The total number of comments on the repository in GitHub for Kubernetes is 388,100 during the last one year that makes it the most debated one by a wide-margin.
- 47% of users presently deploy container orchestration or platform services on top of OpenStack who say they use Kubernetes, as per OpenStack’s survey in the year 2017.
- Kubernetes is on top of the list of platform-as-a-service and container orchestration tool that is used to manage applications in an OpenStack environment.
- A good 71% of respondents ticked off “scaling” as an essential requirement when evaluating container orchestration options in the Kubernetes survey re-instating the importance of its characteristic.
Here’s a bonus one – the total number of characters between the letters ‘K’ and ‘S’ are 8 in number and the developers have built the shorthand, k8s for Kubernetes that is both geeky and hip to use!
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