CNCF Survey: Cloud Usage in Asia Has Grown 135% Since March 2018

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The use of serverless technology has spiked with 50% of organizations using the technology compared to 25% in March 2018, according to the recent CNCF survey.

The bi-annual CNCF survey takes a pulse of the community to better understand the adoption of cloud native technologies. This is the second time CNCF has conducted its cloud native survey in Mandarin to better gauge how Asian companies are adopting open source and cloud native technologies. The previous Mandarin survey was conducted in March 2018. This post also makes comparisons to the most recent North American / European version of this survey from August 2018.

Key Takeaways

  • Usage of public and private clouds in Asia has grown 135% since March 2018, while on-premise has dropped 48%.
  • Usage of nearly all container management tools in Asia has grown, with commercial off-the-shelf solutions up 58% overall, and home-grown solutions up 690%. Kubernetes has grown 11%.
  • The number of Kubernetes clusters in production is increasing. Organizations in Asia running 1-5 production clusters decreased 37%, while respondents running 11-50 clusters increased 154%.
  • Use of serverless technology in Asia has spiked 100% with 29% of respondents using installable software and 21% using a hosted platform.

Growth of Containers

Container usage is becoming prevalent in all phases of the development cycle. There has been a significant jump in the use of containers for testing, up to 42% from 24% in March 2018 with an additional 27% of respondents citing future plans. There has also been an increase in use of containers for Proof of Concept (14% up from 8%).

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