Gartner Research

Top Emerging Trends in Cloud-Native Infrastructure

Published: 28 May 2019

ID: G00385619

Analyst(s): Arun Chandrasekaran , Wataru Katsurashima


Containers and Kubernetes are becoming the foundation for building cloud-native infrastructure to improve software velocity and developer productivity. We provide advice on the impacts of eight emerging trends for EA and technology innovation leaders and guidance on responding to them.

Table Of Contents



  • New Use Cases
    • Trend 1: Hybrid and Multicloud
    • Trend 2: Edge Computing
  • Technology Evolution
    • Trend 3: Service Mesh
    • Trend 4: Convergence of Serverless fPaaS on Kubernetes
    • Trend 5: Bare-Metal Containers and MicroVMs
  • Ecosystem Maturity
    • Trend 6: Third-Party ISV Support for Containers
    • Trend 7: Support for Stateful Applications
    • Trend 8: Maturing Projects Beyond Kubernetes

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