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The Rise of Cloud Native

The Rise of Cloud Native

DevOps, Kubernetes, and Open Source are Shaping the Future of Digital IT Operations

Cloud Native has reached the next stage of evolution. What began a good 10-15 years ago with the first infrastructures and platform services is now an international and integral ecosystem for the IT & digitization of companies. In the DACH region, too, cloud native is increasingly becoming a driver and gamechanger in the context of infrastructure and application modernization as well as the basis for digital platform strategies.

A good 40 percent of companies have already been able to gain practical experience with cloud native technologies such as Kubernetes and a DevOps concept. Overall, two-thirds of all companies already see that they will not be able to manage without Cloud Native as part of their IT strategy. It is almost certain that despite the limited experience with the new technologies, which are mostly driven from the open source environment of the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) and the large hyperscalers Google, Amazon or Microsoft, Cloud Native will continue to grow. More and more applications are already being developed “cloud-native” today.

This study, “The Rise of Cloud Native – DevOps, Kubernetes, and Open Source are Shaping the Future of Digital IT Operations,” examines the maturity, expectations, challenges and opportunities of cloud native in enterprise use.

It compares the strategies of experienced companies with those of cloud native laggards and skeptics. Cultural, organizational and technological aspects play a major role.

As part of the study, over 600 decision-makers were asked to what extent Cloud Native plays a role for them. The entire interview was conducted with a good 250 decision-makers in order to obtain an empirical basis for the forecast and further market development of Cloud Native in DACH.

The study is available for you to download free of charge. We hope you enjoy reading it and look forward to suggestions, feedback and exchange!

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Table of Contents

Executive Summary IT Operations Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow Cloud Native between Vision & Reality Let’s Get Ready to Go Cloud Native – Cloud Native as the New Business Driver Cloud Native Team – Skills & Organisation Cloud Native Tech Stack & Provider Learning from the Champions – Becoming a Cloud Native Leader Cloud Native Readiness in Germany, Austria and Switzerland

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Maximilian Hille is responsible for all consulting projects and advises national and international companies of all sizes on their IT and digital strategy.

As an expert in the fields of cloud architecture, cloud native technologies, managed cloud services, digital platforms and workplaces, Max has been a juror at the Global Mobile Awards since 2016, a popular speaker and author of numerous specialist articles from Crisp Research - the leading brand for IT research and consulting in the DACH region. Max has also been a Member of the Board of the Cloudflight Group since 2019.

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