THE Enterprise IT market is tough for startups. We recently saw Redis Labs moving to a more restrictive license to fend off competition from the cloud providers. This difficulty results from both open source and public cloud services. Look at Docker and its troubles monetizing their platform, despite its huge success with developers. Just a few years back, there was a huge ecosystem behind Docker and I don’t know what happened to some startups in that ecosystem. The same is happening in the Kubernetes ecosystem today. Despite marketing spin by many startups in the Kubernetes ecosystem, they are struggling for monetization.