As enterprises accelerate digital transformation and adopt the Kubernetes ecosystem, their businesses are experiencing growing pains in multiple domains. As per the recent State of Kubernetes 2021 survey conducted by VMware, continued complex deployments, lack of expertise and challenges in integrating new and existing systems and deployment are the top challenges faced by the enterprise businesses.
Based on the survey conducted among 357 qualified software developers and IT professionals, you will be surprised to know that almost 96% survey respondents reported difficulties selecting a Kubernetes distribution. Interestingly, Lack of internal experience and expertise remains the biggest challenge when making the choice (55%).
Around 37% reiterated that it’s still hard to hire the right experts. Around 32% blamed Kubernetes/Cloud Native speed of change while 30% of the survey respondent believed that too many solution to choose from is one of the serious challenges enterprises are facing in 2021.
With the frequent, rapid releases to production, security concern has emerged as one of the serious challenges. As per the report, even though developers and architects recognize Kubernetes as the best way to shorten software development cycles and accelerate delivery of new applications and services, however, 97% of organizations still have Kubernetes security concerns. That’s probably a surprise to no one given the prevalence of data breaches and other cybercrimes in the news.