Platform9 has announced the results of its inaugural “2022 Enterprise Trends in Cloud Native” research, revealing that 91% of survey respondents cite security, consistent management across environments, high availability, and observability as their top concerns for operating cloud-native technologies. The research also found that despite fast growing public-cloud deployments, 67% of cloud deployments are distributed, spread out across on-premises, hybrid, and edge clouds.
According to the report, app containerization is accelerating, with 53% of respondents planning to containerize their current applications. Nearly 85% of respondents are using Kubernetes or have plans to deploy it in the next six months.
The report also reveals that DevOps, cloud platform engineering, cloud-native developers, and security are the top hiring investments for 2022.
While 61% of respondents have high or moderate concern about vendor lock-in, 71% of advanced users with larger deployments are even more concerned than early users. Additionally, managers, executives, and architects show higher level of concerns than engineers (65%). Plans for multiple cloud deployment lead as the number one action to address cloud lock-in, followed by using open-source services (#2) and writing portable apps (#3).
While security and operations concerned 91% of respondents, executives were more concerned about cost optimization, data management, and high availability while practitioner’s challenges were more around day-2 operations such as upgrades, consistent management, observability, and troubleshooting.