The State of Calico Open Source: Usage & Adoption Report 2023

Our 2023 State of Calico Open Source: Usage & Adoption report compiles survey results from more than 1,200 Calico Open Source users from around the world, who are actively using Calico in their container and Kubernetes environments. It sheds light on how they are using Calico across various environments, while also highlighting different aspects of Calico’s adoption in terms of platforms, data planes, and policies.

Report highlights:

  • Calico Open Source is mainly used for Kubernetes networking and security
  • The top 3 Calico capabilities driving user adoption are its scalable networking, security policies and interoperability across different environments
  • Calico users are using a combination of data planes including eBPF, standard Linux and Windows
  • Calico policy creation and deployment is driven by the need for workload access control and secure egress access

Read the full report for more insights into how Calico is being used, in which environments, and why.