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, Eric ran product management at a container-native storage company Portworx where he was employee five. Eric was responsible for the product roadmap and early customer development taking the team from pre-product to over 120 customers with 45 in the Global 2000. Eric started his container journey as the founding product manager for Kubernetes at Google where he also co-founded Google Kubernetes Engine (GKE) service. While at Google and Kubernetes, Eric was also responsible for ecosystem development. Eric began his career at Microsoft in the product teams for Windows Server and Core Networking working on distributed systems and network management.
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