From its home-brew history at Google to its ascendency today, Kubernetes has come a long way in a few short years. Now the standard for automating next-gen application deployment, scaling, and management, Kubernetes stands out as a critical force, alongside cloud, influencing how IT thinks and acts in 2020.
In other words, in a world where our focus is around building systems that are immersive and responsive and that can be updated quickly, Kubernetes is king.
It is no surprise then, that organizations everywhere are adopting Kubernetes. Gartner predicts that 70 percent of organizations will be running three or more containerized applications by 2023 - a stat that doesn’t surprise us at NetApp. After all, we’ve been an early adopter of container technologies for years, and NetApp Trident already manages petabytes of container data for customers.
However, despite the rapid adoption, we need to acknowledge that a fundamental gap exists in the state of Kubernetes today.
Eric Han is a VP of CDS Product Management for NetApp’s cloud portfolio. Prior to NetApp, he ran product management at a container-native storage company. Eric started his container journey as the founding product manager for Kubernetes at Google, where he also co-founded Google Kubernetes Engine (GKE) service. Eric began his career at Microsoft in the product teams for Windows Server and Zune music.