Jun 06, 2023
Jun 06, 2023|
4.5 min read
Cloud native approaches, the building and deploying applications specifically designed to harness the benefits of cloud computing environments, and the much-touted catalysts of digital transformation, have gained impressive traction in recent years. Unsurprisingly, the global cloud infrastructure market is projected to surpass $1 trillion by 2024. These cloud native technologies bring an enticing promise to the table: they offer the potential for faster and more efficient software delivery, which can drive substantial business value.
But every rose has its thorn, and the same is true in the cloud native world. Amid the enthusiasm for these technologies, organizations are beginning to encounter an inconvenient truth: hiring experienced cloud native experts is like finding a needle in a haystack. It's not just difficult; it's arguably one of the most challenging hurdles for many organizations on their path to digital transformation.
Why? Because cloud native expertise is a highly specialized skill set, rare to come by and so typically commands a premium in the job market. However, even with this growing adoption, the struggle to leverage cloud native technologies to their full potential persists. A 2022 report by DORA (DevOps Research and Assessment) found that a meager 22% of organizations reported high usage of cloud native technology.
In an attempt to bridge this gap, many companies are perpetually on the hunt for qualified cloud native talent, and are finding that it's no walk in the park.
According to a recent survey by Puppet, a staggering 63% of respondents reported that finding such professionals was a major challenge.
Additionally, even organizations that do boast of in-house cloud native expertise often find it difficult to effectively use cloud native technology. According to the Cloud Native Computing Foundation’s 2023 annual report, a whopping 93% of companies plan to use containers in production. However, this is easier said than done, and many organizations will try and fail.
So, what's the solution to this talent debacle? Enter Lagoon by amazee.io.
Lagoon makes it possible for developers to deploy their applications to any hyperscaler-based Kubernetes clusters, or even on-premise Kubernetes clusters without knowing anything about Kubernetes. In other words, Lagoon allows your existing development team to reap the benefits of Kubernetes even without knowing it. All the complexities of Kubernetes are abstracted away, so your team can focus on what you do best: Developing code.
Choosing amazee.io as your partner in your cloud native journey helps you leap over common pitfalls and avoid the headaches often associated with cloud native adoption. With our proven track record, your cloud native solutions are deployed effectively, efficiently, and securely.
Besides circumventing the talent vacuum, using Lagoon offers other significant benefits.
First, it allows you to tap into a wealth of experience and expertise, which can result in faster deployment and fewer growing pains. The team at amazee.io has a deep understanding of cloud native technologies and can help guide your organization through the complex process of adoption. amazee.io is actually a Kubernetes Certified Service Provider (KCSP). This kind of expertise can be invaluable, especially when it comes to navigating unforeseen challenges or complexities that inevitably arise.
Additionally, choosing amazee.io can result in significant cost savings. When you consider the expenses associated with recruiting, hiring, training, and retaining cloud native experts, not to mention the substantial salaries these professionals can command, the savings become abundantly clear in real money terms. Moreover, the risk of losing these valuable team members to other (potentially competitive) opportunities is always a concern. By adopting amazee.io’s services, you can sidestep these costs and focus your resources on other critical areas of your business.
amazee.io also enables your team to focus on their core competencies and the areas where they add the most value to your organization. Rather than getting mired down in the complexities of managing Kubernetes or other cloud native technologies, your developers can concentrate on writing code and creating innovative solutions. This can lead to increased productivity and an overall boost in morale. After all, most developers would rather focus on coding and creative problem-solving than managing the intricacies of a Kubernetes platform.
Finally, amazee.io brings a wealth of experience and a proven track record to the table. They've been in the cloud native game for more than 7 years, and they know the ins and outs of the technology.
In our work with our clients, we have found that many organizations, when starting their cloud native journey, want to go it alone, often underestimating the complexity of these technologies. And it's rarely as smooth as imagined. As a seasoned player in this space, amazee.io can help you avoid costly learning curves and operational mistakes and ensure that your cloud native solutions are deployed quickly, effectively, cost-efficiently, and securely.
We had a client successfully move 3,000 environments over a single weekend on their own, enabled by our platform. And another startup client saved $70k and got to market a full year sooner than they would have otherwise!
It’s clear that the road to cloud native can be filled with potholes and speed bumps. But with amazee.io, you don’t have to travel this road alone. You can forget the headache of hiring, training, and retaining highly skilled experts and instead focus on what truly matters: growing your business and staying ahead in an increasingly competitive marketplace.