Today we are excited to announce the results of our annual CNCF Survey for 2019!

The survey of the community provides a better understanding of how and where cloud native technologies are being adopted. This is the seventh time we have conducted an assessment of the cloud native marketplace.

As CNCF grows, we’re in an excellent position to measure the trends among users of open source technologies. We love learning about what our community is doing as members continue to push the envelope of innovation and open source.

Overall, the results of the survey show that the use of many cloud native technologies has become ubiquitous. More than half of our graduated projects have reached more than 50% use in production, with many more projects experiencing fast growth. Cloud native software is simplifying the building of complex applications, while at the same time enabling organizations to build and deploy these applications faster.

Containers have become the norm, reaching 84% use in production this year, up from 23% in our first survey in 2016. Many new projects in serverless, service mesh, and storage are emerging as popular ways to manage or work in conjunction with containers.

Key takeaways from this year’s findings include:

Bar chart shows percentage of respondents using graduated CNCF projects
Bar chart shows percentage of respondents using service mesh
Bar chart shows percentage of respondents using serverless

*Note, respondents could choose both hosted and installable as their serverless platform.

Bar chart shows percentage of respondents' release cycles in 2018 and 2019

*Responses were multiple choice in 2019 vs. fill in the blank in 2018

Bar chart shows percentage of respondents' use of containers since 2016

To learn more, please view the full report.

Keep your eyes peeled for an opportunity to participate in our next survey later this year. As the community grows, we look forward to learning more from you!