The need to protect Kubernetes in cloud infrastructure
The long-running Flexera 2022 State of the Cloud survey tracking cloud adoption and usage found that almost three-quarters of enterprises are currently using or planning to use Kubernetes, with comparable adoption rates across on-premises and managed cloud Kubernetes services.
Kubernetes services from the public cloud providers continue to gain traction with customers, and their usage has now surpassed the leading on-premises tools. Enterprises are using or planning to use cloud provider-specific tools this year from Amazon Web Services followed closely by Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS), with Google Kubernetes Engine (GKE) gaining, as well. Kubernetes (the open source distribution) and Docker remain near the top of the list, but their usage continues to diminish, especially amongst larger enterprises in favor of the cloud provider services, although hybrid cloud and on-premises environments are often used.