The New Stack | June 7, 2016

TNS Research: Vendors Working Towards Kubernetes Interoperability

This year it seems like everyone is jumping on the Kubernetesbandwagon. Apprenda’s acquisition of Kismatic is just the latest move by a company to monetize the deployment of production workloads onto Kubernetes-enabled infrastructure. The rise of Kubernetes does not, however, mean that this open source container orchestration engine has won the war for commercial dominance.

In a survey conducted last year of 48 container-related companies, The New Stack found that Docker was in the middle of a uni-polar world, with 42 out of 43 respondents either currently partnering with Docker (60 percent) or planning to partner with the company in the future (37 percent).

This year, we conducted a new survey where both end users and vendors were asked about container orchestration. The results indicate that 48 percent of respondents that work for vendors said their companies plan to start interoperating with Kubernetes in the next year, with 43 percent saying the same about Docker. The results do nothing to say that Docker has lost its centrality, but rather that Kubernetes has arrived…