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Federated Service Mesh on VMware PKS and VMware Cloud PKS 

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by Boskey Savla, Technical Product Marketing Manager at VMware Today at KubeCon North America, Seattle, VMware announced NSX Service Mesh.  NSX Service Mesh will be a SaaS-based offering that provides a single pane of glass to manage service mesh across multiple Kubernetes clusters deployed across multiple clouds and/or datacenters. It will work in conjunction with container networking, such as NSX-T which provides pod-level Read more...

Implementing CI/CD Tooling on VMware Cloud PKS

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by Dan Illson, Cloud Solutions Architect for VMware Cloud Services Implementing a modern software development process is a complex endeavor involving a combination of philosophies, practices, and tools to accelerate the development and deployment of new services. As more teams adopt ‘agile’ and ‘DevOps’ mentalities, the necessity of building and maintaining well architected integration and Read more...

Operational Best Practices with Istio on VMware Cloud PKS

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By Bahubali Shetti, Director of Public Cloud Solutions for VMware Cloud Services at VMware Deploying and managing an application on Kubernetes, while easy in a single cluster configuration, becomes complex across clusters. Complexity surrounds not only application deployment but also management capabilities, such as monitoring, security, scale, and inter-service connectivity. Istio simplifies the operation of micro-service based Read more...

Aggregating Application and Cluster Logs from VMware Cloud PKS on AWS Elasticsearch

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By Bahubali Shetti, Director of Public Cloud Solutions for VMware Cloud Services at VMware Observability is one aspect of managing Kubernetes clusters. Observability involves gaining insight into multiple data points/sets from the cluster and analyzing this data to resolve issues. Observability covers three main data sets: Metrics — This includes metrics from both the cluster, through cAdvisor, metrics server, Read more...

Securing VKE Workloads with Aporeto

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by Amir Sharif, Co-Founder, Aporeto   Editor’s note: On November 6th, 2018, VMware renamed VMware Kubernetes Engine (VKE) to VMware Cloud PKS. To learn more about the change, read here.   VMware Kubernetes Engine (VKE) is Kubernetes-as-a-Service offering in the growing VMware Cloud Services SaaS portfolio. VKE is a fully managed, enterprise-grade Kubernetes-as-a-Service offering that is Read more...

Dispatch to support Knative and Joins Cloud-Native Apps BU

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By Berndt Jung, Senior Manager of Engineering, Serverless, Cloud-Native Apps BU   Dispatch started as an xLabs project to explore serverless computing for VMware. This year-long program resulted in the Dispatch Framework, an enterprise take on open-source Functions as a Service (FaaS). The team graduated from xLabs in August and joined the VMware Cloud-Native Applications Read more...

Going to eXtremes: Securing Cloud-Native Workloads with X.509 Certificates

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By Neel Shah, member of technical staff, Cloud-Native Apps BU An identity management system is critical to enable large-scale software systems to authenticate and authorize users, operators, and software. Traditionally, enterprise security best practices aim to establish trust at the perimeter by securing and segmenting networks. In the cloud-native space, however, security best practices shift Read more...

Configuring Fluent Bit on VKE for AWS Elasticsearch

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By Bahubali Shetti, Director of Public Cloud Solutions for VMware Cloud Services at VMware   Editor’s note: On November 6th, 2018, VMware renamed VMware Kubernetes Engine (VKE) to VMware Cloud PKS. To learn more about the change, read here.    As noted in one of my earlier blogs, one of the key issues with managing Kubernetes is observability. Read more...

Simplifying Kubernetes Networking and Security with NSX-T Data Center

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By Prasad Kalpurekkal, Art Fewell, and Alka Gupta   VMware NSX-T Data Center helps simplify networking and security for Kubernetes by automating the implementation of network policies, network object creation, network isolation, and micro-segmentation. NSX-T also provides flexible network topology choices and end-to-end network visibility. A network policy is defined by Kubernetes as a specification Read more...