Shelves are well-stocked with cloud-native tools, but simplicity remains a moving target

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Cloud-native technologies have become ubiquitous. The latest survey from the Cloud Native Computing Foundation shows that more than half of graduated projects have achieved more than 50% use in production, with Kubernetes leading the way at 84% in 2020.
But today’s developers are confronted with a growing number of tools to navigate an increasingly complex cloud-native infrastructure. There are plenty of items on the shelves, and the challenge becomes how to know which tool to use for each problem that needs to be solved.
“It’s like walking through an aisle at Home Depot,” said Kelsey Hightower (pictured, left), staff developer advocate of the Google Cloud Platform at Google. “You can pick the tools that you need, you can safely ignore the ones you don’t need, and maybe something looks interesting and you study it. For most people, if you don’t have that problem that a tool solves, you should be happy. No one needs every project.”
Hightower spoke with Shaun Connelly, executive strategist at AccelG2M, as part of SiliconANGLE’s and theCUBE’s coverage of DockerCon Live. He was joined by Michelle Noorali (pictured, center), senior software engineer at Microsoft Corp., and Chris Aniszczyk (pictured, right), chief technology …

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