The Kubernetes story in 2020 is not so much about how it has become ubiquitous in enterprise computing, but rather how the groundwork is being laid for it to disappear.
The popular container orchestration tool has continued its massive growth path, with 91% of companies reporting adoption and 75% use within enterprise production environments, according to a recent StackRox Inc. report. Yet, the real action surrounding Kubernetes involved a trend that became more noticeable a year ago during KubeCon 2019 in San Diego. There it became apparent that the Kubernetes’ future resided in the land of abstractions, being able to manage away complexity and reduce dependence on the infrastructure to get work done.
“Kubernetes has become a fundamental ingredient of cloud automation and scalability,” said David Floyer, co-founder and chief technology officer at Wikibon Inc. “It has also become a lynchpin of bringing cloud native capabilities across clouds and