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Kick Kubernetes FOMO With Our New Benchmark Report

This week, Fairwinds released our Kubernetes Benchmark Report 2021, blog posts and a white paper to tell everyone what standards look like for security, reliability and efficiency in Kubernetes. The whole world has shifted to Kubernetes, and it feels like everyone I talk with is afraid of the same thing—they’re doing it wrong. 

Here are some questions I hear all the time…

  • What addons do I need to make this production-ready?
  • How do I segregate workloads and teams? 
  • Where should I draw lines with namespaces and clusters?
  • What does appropriate internal network traffic look like?
  • What is a basic security posture in Kubernetes that I need to aspire to? What about an advanced security posture?
  • How do I configure my workloads so I’m not overspending on things I don’t need?

Almost all of these questions stem from the fact that Kubernetes is an emerging paradigm. While Kubernetes may have won the container orchestration wars, it is, indeed, still a new space. Even though new software doesn’t have to be intimidating, the shift will surely require an adjustment period. 

Our benchmarks can help you put your organization into perspective with an approximate understanding of how your organization compares to others. You know you feel FOMO but you’re unsure what exactly you should feel FOMO about. Our Benchmark Report will help you identify how you stack up—and perhaps where you fall short. 

Partial to Success

That said, let’s talk about the bias in our reporting. Our data comes from anonymized statistics about customers using our Fairwinds Insights software for Kubernetes policy and governance. Inherent in these data is the assumption that companies from whom we’ve gathered said data have self-identified as actually caring (at least enough to spend money on it) about security, policy and governance. 

Interestingly, this means our data almost certainly skews towards the top 10% of companies because the businesses from whom we are drawing these standards are already top performers. Make no mistake, an incredible number of companies out there are not mature enough to even be thinking about Kubernetes container security. And a significant number of companies out there using Kubernetes want to care about security or policy and governance but simply don’t have the time or resources yet to invest accordingly. 

Looking to a Solution

My point is, take a look at how you stack up. If you want to be one of those companies finding success by investing in the security, efficiency and reliability of your Kubernetes-based infrastructure, look us up at Fairwinds. We are happy to help. Our guided free trials can provide you with a strong sense of where your organization fits in, complete with an overall health score via our dashboard. 

Take a look at Fairwinds Insights today and know where your company sits. Maybe you’ll be pleased with what you find out. But if you’re not, we have software that can help you get to a place of maturity for Kubernetes and service ownership in this world of DevSecOps.

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