Couchbase announced a broad range of enhancements to its Database-as-a-Service Couchbase Capella™.
The majority of organizations surveyed (97%) are gaining business benefits from Kubernetes — including growth in market share and increased profits, according to The State of Kubernetes 2023 from VMware.
The report states that nine out of 10 (90%) agree that cloud native technology, including Kubernetes, is transforming the way the business operates. And 91% agree that Kubernetes has benefited the entire organization, not just IT.
Business benefits cited include:
■ Increased IT operator efficiency (64%)
■ Increased developer productivity (60%)
■ Demonstrating IT as a revenue driver, not just a cost center (37%)
■ Growth in market share (25%)
■ Creation of new revenue-driving customer experiences (21%)
■ Increased profit margins (20%)
In addition, 98% said Kubernetes delivers operational benefits, including:
■ Improved resource utilization (50%)
■ Enables the process of moving to the cloud (36%)
■ Reduced public cloud costs (33%)
The most popular tool types included:
■ Data security, protection and encryption (53%)
■ Platform monitoring and alerting (53%)
■ Software and package management (46%)
Other key findings of the report include:
Kubernetes Challenges Persist
The report found that the top challenges organizations have encountered when deploying and managing Kubernetes include:
■ Inadequate internal experience and expertise (58%)
■ Difficulty integrating with current infrastructure (50%)
■ Lack of app mobility (21%)
Security Is Top Concern
Security remains a dominant concern for teams deploying and managing Kubernetes, according to the report. Nearly all (97%) of respondents cite security concerns related to using Kubernetes, including misconfigurations/exposures (55%), applying policy consistently across clusters and teams (42%), unpatched CVEs in the Kubernetes distribution (42%) and securing container images in a CI/CD pipelines (40%).
Nearly all respondents report that it is worth investing in paid support or services for Kubernetes, with security topping the list.
DIY Kubernetes Usage Drops
Developers building Kubernetes on their own decreased from 28% in 2020 to 16% in 2023. This significant drop highlights that respondents don't have unique needs at the infrastructure layer.
Additionally, 84% of companies don't see value in owning Kubernetes themselves and prefer to let someone else, such as vendors, to deal with assembling and keeping Kubernetes up-to-date.
Service mesh adoption is high
The report states: "One tool we wanted to know more about was service mesh, so we added a separate question on the technology. Most organizations (92%) have some type of service mesh deployed, underscoring its growing importance for enterprise application connectivity. We see an even split between use of open source and enterprise-class options, each selected by 57% of respondents, while 27% use a DIY or custom implementation."
Remote.It release of Docker Network Jumpbox to enable zero trust container access for Remote.It users.
Platformatic launched a suite of new enterprise-grade products that can be self-hosted on-prem, in a private cloud, or on Platformatic’s managed cloud service:
Parasoft announced the release of C/C++test 2023.1 with complete support of MISRA C 2023 and MISRA C 2012 with Amendment 4.
Rezilion announced the release of its new Smart Fix feature in the Rezilion platform, which offers critical guidance so users can understand the most strategic, not just the most recent, upgrade to fix vulnerable components.
Zesty has partnered with skyPurple Cloud, the public cloud operations specialists for enterprises.
With Zesty, skyPurple Cloud's customers have already reduced their average monthly EC2 Linux On-Demand costs by 44% on AWS.
Red Hat announced Red Hat Trusted Software Supply Chain, a solution that enhances resilience to software supply chain vulnerabilities.
Mirantis announced Lens Control Center, to enable large businesses to centrally manage Lens Pro deployments by standardizing configurations, consolidating billing, and enabling control over outbound network connections for greater security.
Red Hat announced new capabilities for Red Hat OpenShift AI.
Pipedrive announced the launch of Developer Hub, a centralized online app development platform for technology partners and developers.
Delinea announced the latest version of Cloud Suite, part of its Server PAM solution, which provides privileged access to and authorization for servers.
Red Hat announced Red Hat Service Interconnect, simplifying application connectivity and security across platforms, clusters and clouds.
Teleport announced Teleport 13, the latest version of its Teleport Access Platform to enhance security and reduce operational overhead for DevOps teams responsible for securing cloud infrastructure.
Kasten by Veeam announced the release of its new Kasten K10 V6.0 Kubernetes data protection platform.
Red Hat announced Red Hat Developer Hub, an enterprise-grade, unified and open portal designed to streamline the development process through a supported and opinionated framework.