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Come and see us at VMworld Europe!

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Following up on an amazing VMworld US, the Cloud-Native Apps team is bringing a tremendous amount of cloud-native activity to VMworld Europe 2015.  There’s so much, in fact, to track it all, we have put together a little Field Guide with all the session names and locations so that you know where to go.  In Read more...

VMware Cloud-Native Apps Announcements at VMworld 2015

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Announcing VMware vSphere Integrated Containers and VMware Photon Platform It’s been a whirlwind few months for us in the Cloud-Native Apps team at VMware.  We announced a number of new projects and products, presented at many conferences and meetups, and engaged with folks in the open source community.  Some of the highlights include: April: We Read more...

VMware Joins the Cloud Native Computing Foundation

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This morning, I’m pleased to announce that VMware is joining Google and the Linux Foundation (among others) as inaugural members of the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF). You can read more about the foundation itself here. We’ll be working with industry leaders to shape and support standards for managing distributed applications on cloud infrastructure. Over the Read more...

Containers with More Choice and Fewer Silos

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Today, the CoreOS and vSphere teams are announcing production support for CoreOS Linux on vSphere 5.5, which gives our customers another fantastic option for a container runtime environment enabling streamlined application delivery and portability. It’s a good development for both companies and our mutual customers: CoreOS is beloved by developers building scalable, next-generation applications, while Read more...

A Quick Note Before the Weekend…

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While we’ve been cranking away on Docker Machine integrations, BDE extensions for Mesos and Kubernetes, and application blueprints, our colleagues over in vSphere have been hard at work collaborating with another of our technology partners, CoreOS. At Cloud-Native, we’ve been excited to work with CoreOS – lightweight operating systems are an important part of building Read more...

Kicking off the New Year in Style: Blueprint Working Group

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Happy new year everyone!  VMware’s Cloud-Native Apps team kicked off the new year by hosting a half-day meeting today with a group of industry leaders with the goal of defining a common, totally open application blueprint definition.  We had about 30 technologists representing many different companies: Amazon, Cisco/Noiro, Cloudsoft, CoreOS, Docker, Gigaspaces, Google, HashiCorp, Mesosphere, Read more...

Container Orchestration on VMware – From Dev Box to Production

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I’m at DockerCon Europe today, participating in a panel discussion on orchestration.  It’s an important subject for us, since orchestration is critical for our customers as they move from experimenting with containers to running containerized applications in production. Through our experiences with Distributed Resource Scheduling (DRS) on vSphere and vRealize Automation, we’ve grown familiar with Read more...

Introducing Cloud-Native Apps

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This September 2014 marked my 11 year anniversary at VMware.  When I look back at my time here, I’m inspired by the things we’ve done as a company. We’ve always pushed the envelope on behalf of our customers, and that continues today with my transition from the End-User Computing group at VMware to new role within Read more...