Trends Report

The State Of Cloud-Native Code Deployment

September 15th, 2021
Jeffrey Hammond
With contributors:
Lauren Nelson , Chris Gardner , Andrew Dobak , Duncan Dietz , Audrey Lynch


Today, there are three primary ways that developers deploy cloud-native services to public cloud platforms: virtual machines (VMs), containers, and “serverless” functions. Clients frequently ask which method is “winning.” Our answer? They all are. Not only are each of these approaches popular, but most developers regularly use more than one approach. This report outlines the state of cloud-native code deployment to provide clear data on current developer behavior for cloud and development leaders.

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