The platform has strong backing from Google, Red Hat, and IBM, but lacks official support from AWS and Microsoft.
The platform uses technology from Multapplied that is used in a white label form by Comcast, Rogers Communications in Canada, and Fusion Broadband in Australia.
That swing was attributed to the impact of being banned from purchasing U.S. components and $1.4 billion in total fines ZTE agreed to pay to the U.S. government to lift the ban.
Synergy Research Group said AWS is “in a league of its own” compared with its smaller segment rivals.
Most of that 5-year growth will come from an increased use of wavelength division multiplexing (WDM) to support the extension of higher network speeds closer to end users.
Company CEO Rajeev Suri brushed aside market share concerns at the telecom giant but did admit to losing contracts in a “small number” of Verizon markets.
T-Mobile has already used Knative to migrate its store locator application into the Google Cloud Platform (GCP).
The Israeli-based company is focused on helping mid-sized businesses migrate operations to the cloud as part of their digital transformation.
The SNAPS-Kubernetes platform helps to deliver virtual network functions that use fewer resources, are more fault-tolerant, and can scale quickly to meet demand.
Both vendors were recently labeled as "challengers" by IHS Markit in the optical networking space behind heavyweights Cisco, Ciena, Huawei, and Nokia.
The design differs from traditional Docker-based containers that allow for a host kernel to be shared by running containers, which leads to more interaction between the host and container pods.
IHS said that the top optical equipment vendors posted more than $1 billion in revenues last year. Worldwide, Huawei remains the market heavyweight.
The computing giant touted cloud as driving its latest revenue surge, and it has set a high bar for its rivals to match.
Other adoption challenges cited by the report include multi-cloud/cross-data center integration, data management in containerized environments, and security profiles.
The Google Cloud Platform Marketplace updates its previously launched Cloud Launcher service and offers applications that are tested and vetted to work on Kubernetes.