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O’Reilly Survey: Cloud Native Infrastructure Adoption

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the premier source for insight-driven learning on technology and
business, today announced its latest survey findings in a report
entitled, “How
Companies Adopt and Apply Cloud Native Infrastructure
.” The report
highlights organizations adopting and applying cloud native as an
important trend, aligning with O’Reilly’s Next
hypothesis of organizations moving to embrace and
employ a combination of cloud, containers, orchestration, and
microservices to keep up with customers’ expectations and needs.

To discover more about the motivations and challenges of companies
adopting cloud native infrastructure, the report surveyed 590
practitioners, managers and CxOs from across the globe, and found that
while nearly 70 percent of respondents said their organizations have
adopted, or at least have begun to adopt, cloud native infrastructure,
more than 30 percent of respondents still have not adopted any sort of
cloud native infrastructure.

Nearly 50 percent of survey respondents cited a lack of skills as the
top challenge their organizations face in adopting cloud native
infrastructures. Respondents also identified problems in migrating from
legacy architecture and transforming their corporate culture. Another
top challenge included overcoming security and compliance obstacles –
important hurdles that continue to require attention when considering
cloud native implementations.

Other key findings include:

  • 40 percent of respondents use a hybrid cloud architecture. The hybrid
    approach can accommodate data that can’t be on a public cloud and can
    serve as an interim architecture for organizations migrating to a
    cloud native architecture.
  • 48 percent of respondents rely on a multi-cloud strategy that involves
    two or more vendors. This helps organizations avoid lock-in to any one
    cloud provider and provides access to proprietary features that each
    of the major cloud vendors provide.
  • 47 percent of respondents working in organizations that have adopted
    cloud native infrastructures said DevOps teams are responsible for
    their organizations’ cloud native infrastructures, signaling a tight
    bond between DevOps and cloud native concepts.
  • Among respondents whose organizations have adopted cloud native
    infrastructure, 88 percent use containers and 69 percent use
    orchestration tools like Kubernetes. These findings align with the
    Next Architecture hypothesis that cloud native infrastructure best
    meets the demands put on an organization’s digital properties.

“With today’s ever-changing technology advancements, there is a
fundamental movement to adopt a cloud native infrastructure,” said Roger
Magoulas, Vice President of O’Reilly Radar. “Companies are rising to the
occasion and meeting the increasing demands of users and customers, but
it’s important to remember that true cloud native success takes time.
Start small and focus on the shift of services gradually, while
investing in the transition. As the cloud native market continues to
develop, we expect to see many opportunities for tools and training to
help ease the transition to new architectures and to bridge the cloud
native skills gap.”

Cloud native adoption will be explored at the upcoming O’Reilly Velocity
Conference, taking place in San Jose, CA, June 10-13. Join report
co-author Nikki McDonald, content director and chair of the O’Reilly
Velocity Conference, at the event to get expert insight on building and
maintaining cloud native systems. Register to attend at the following

For questions regarding conference media credentials, media queries, or
to schedule interviews, please contact

Full survey results and the report can be found here:

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