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Cloud Native 2023: The Undisputed Infrastructure of Global Technology

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Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF)'s Annual Survey represents an important marker in time to understand trends in the cloud native community. CNCF partnered with LF Research once again to develop its 2023 study, measuring adoption, understanding motivations for use and contribution, and forecasting new opportunities.
In its eleventh year, this study finds important growth across this community. In 2023, Kubernetes maintained its dominance in this space, public clouds are being widely adopted, and usage is growing across both incubating and graduated projects. However, the report also finds that there are geographical differences in cloud native usage, with APAC lagging behind North America and Europe. Read more about these findings in the full report!
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