What’s Making Kubernetes So Popular? Kubernetes has become the standard for container management because it enables deployment in various environments, including hybrid cloud, multi-cloud, and on-premises. A growing number of organizations of all sizes employ Kubernetes to automate the deployment process and gain access to a rich set of networking, storage, and security capabilities.
The key advantages of Kubernetes
- Load balancing—when container traffic is saturated, Kubernetes performs load balancing, distributes network traffic, and stabilizes the deployment.
- Automated state change—Kubernetes lets you automate various aspects, including removing existing containers, resource provisioning, and various state changes. It enables you to define the container’s desired state and change it as needed.
- Self-healing—Kubernetes automates various healing tasks. It can filter and replace containers, restart failed containers, and remove or replace containers that are not responding or do not meet user-defined parameters.
Top Kubernetes Trends
Here are key trends driving Kubernetes adoption and use in enterprises.
The Shift to DevSecOps
Containers and Kubernetes create significant security challenges, which are now well understood. Organizations realize that without integrating security into every stage of their development lifecycle, they will not be able to properly secure containerized environments. As a result, DevSecOps patterns are becoming an inseparable part of modern containerized environments.
Supporting this trend, here are some key findings from the recent Red Hat State of Kubernetes Security report:
- 94% of DevOps teams reported they had a security incident in a Kubernetes cluster over the last 12 months.
- 55% of teams had to delay Kubernetes production deployments due to security.
- 60% of teams reported they had a misconfiguration incident over the last 12 months.
- 15% of teams consider developers as those primarily responsible for Kubernetes security
- Only 26% of teams still operate DevOps separate from Security—the rest adopt a DevSecOps work model.
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