Developers and business teams can use the model for Kubernetes adoption to drive successful business outcomes
Boston, MA – (November 10, 2020) – Fairwinds, the Kubernetes enablement company, today announced the Kubernetes Maturity Model to guide organizations along their Kubernetes journey to secure the best possible technical and business outcomes. Made up of seven distinctive phases, from preparation through optimization and automation, the Kubernetes Maturity Model helps development teams self-identify their current phase, understand gaps in their environment and gain insights into enhancing and improving Kubernetes as they move forward.
Fairwinds created the Kubernetes Maturity Model because, while the orchestration platform offers many benefits, it can be complicated for development teams to use, both as they get started with cloud native technologies and as they grow their reliance on Kubernetes. With adoption rates skyrocketing, it is more important than ever that organizations fully understand how to successfully utilize Kubernetes from the earliest stage through the most complex deployments.
“Kubernetes is the de facto container orchestration platform. It is capable of helping development teams do remarkable work, if they know how to use it and understand what’s next,” said Bill Ledingham, CEO at Fairwinds. “Other models focus on a specific problem area or product, but we wanted to bring to the industry a robust view of the end-to-end Kubernetes journey so teams can capitalize on the platform to help drive business success.”
Fairwinds is in the unique position to publish the Kubernetes Maturity Model having helped hundreds of customers with their Kubernetes infrastructure over the past five years.
According to IDC’s Gary Chen, research director, software defined compute, organizations are undergoing digital transformations and adopting cloud native infrastructure and Kubernetes at a rapid pace. “As enterprises start to implement Kubernetes, there is a huge desire for guidance and to learn from those with experience. It is great to see a vendor take their expertise with Kubernetes and develop a maturity model around it to offer enterprises insights into the challenges, as well as the technology and business outcomes, they can expect at every stage as they mature.”