Open Source Technology, Kubernetes, Adopted by Amazon as Competition Increases
Amazon.com has recently declared its implementation of Kubernetes, which is a famous open-source technology. This action came in line with the amplified contest in the cloud computing business that long dominated by Amazon Web Services.
Kubernetes has surfaced as a standard among firms as they developed more apps on public clouds, the large computer data centers that are substituting the conventional customer-owned computer systems. Companies, earlier this year, including Oracle Corp, IBM Corp, and Microsoft Corp, declared their backing for Kubernetes—that was developed originally by a Google team.
Andy Jassy, Chief Executive of AWS, made the declaration about Kubernetes at Re:Invent, the annual conference of AWS in Las Vegas. The conference had drawn above 40,000 attendees this year. Amazon also declared a marketing agreement with the U.S. National Football League and a bout of other AWS features, comprising artificial intelligence and machine learning algorithms.
One of the major benefits of Kubernetes is its capability to operate an app on any public cloud, including Google Cloud Platform of Alphabet and Azure of Microsoft. Consequently, this makes it simpler to transfer from one cloud merchant to another. Previously, Amazon had provided a service of its own which was akin to Kubernetes. However, Google technology has set up itself as the benchmark for such supposed “container” technologies and eventually, AWS had little preference but to back it, according to analysts.
One of Kubernetes’ creator, Joe Beda, said, “This is a paradigm of AWS glancing beyond their own world in reaction to consumer necessities.” In 2006, AWS dominated the cloud computing business with a facility hyped as an easy and quick means for smaller business to receive high-powered, reasonably priced computing services. Soon, it started to catch on among bigger firms and persisted to develop very quickly.
Nevertheless, the market has started to transform. The share of AWS of the global cloud infrastructure market has augmented from 43.8% in 2015’s first half to 45.4% in 2017’s first half. However, its 2 major opponents have also acquired share as well, according to the market research firm, IDC. The share of Google Cloud Platform has increased from 1.7% in 2015 to 3.1% earlier this year. Also remarkably, the share of Microsoft Azure has grown from 5.6% to 10.3% in that timeframe.
Datadog’s chief product officer, Amit Agarwal, said, “Amazon is yet the obvious market leader; however, the cloud infrastructure market is enormous and there is room for a lot of players.”