Kubernetes isn’t even six years old, but it’s already everyone’s favorite container orchestration program. Datadog, a cloud and infrastructure monitoring company, found Kubernetes dominating the container space: “Roughly 45% of Datadog customers running containers use Kubernetes.” Other container orchestration programs, such as Marathon and Docker swarm mode, have dropped away.
Kubernetes is even more popular on the public cloud. For example, by Datadog’s count, “Roughly 80 percent of Datadog customers running containers in Azure are now using Kubernetes”. While on Amazon Web Services (AWS), which was slow to warm off to Kubernetes, Datadog found its popularity had doubled to 45% over the past two years.