Kubernetes, which is one of the largest software which is managed by the Google to manage the deployment of software containers, has grown in usage like a weed since Google Inc. announced it in the end of 2014.
Google contributed the Kubernetes project to the just-formed Cloud Native Computing Foundation in the year 2015 in partnership with some IT Giant as well, it was still providing the infrastructure needed for hosting, testing and other project activities, and the project’s contributors wanted more control of cloud resources.
Today, Google has announced its fix which creates CNCF Google domain so it can opening up its cloud resources to any and all contributors. It’s also funding the move with a $9 million grant in the form of Google Cloud Platform credits.
“The community should own these things,” Tim Hockin (pictured), a Google principal software engineer and leader of the Kubernetes project, said in an interview. “There should be nothing where they say, ‘I can’t do that, somebody at Google has to do this.’”
The infrastructure handles everything from network and storage capacity, testing, container downloads and other services such as domain name serving. “That infrastructure will now be managed and run by the community,” said CNCF Executive Director Dan Kohn.
“As organizations look to modernize… they’re finding that that move to cloud-native is absolutely essential,” said Kohn, and containers and Kubernetes are critical to making that happen. “2018 is the year Kubernetes has really crossed the chasm from early adopter to early majority.”
Just apart from that, according to a survey which is conducted on the 2,400 developers and information technology staff released this morning, 58 percent of respondents are now using Kubernetes in the form of main production, while 42 percent are evaluating it for future use. And it’s not just agile startups: Some 40 percent of respondents from enterprise companies with more than 5,000 employees are running Kubernetes in production.