Exploring Kubernetes 1.11

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It’s that time again when the Kubernetes community, like clockwork, comes together for another quarterly release. This version, 1.11, is the midyear release that continues Kubernetes’ march toward stability. As with previous releases, VMware continues to participate and contribute open-source resources to Kubernetes upstream. This post highlights some important features and development in version 1.11. Read more...

REX-Ray Persists! Your Questions Answered

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REX-Ray is a container storage orchestration engine enabling persistence for cloud native workloads. We have received a few questions from members of the community and they are captured, with answers, below. General Questions Is REX-Ray still being maintained? A: Yes, by VMware.   To what extent is VMware maintaining REX-Ray? A: VMware has committed multiple Read more...

Harbor Delivers a Trusted Cloud Native Registry

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By Patrick Daigle, Senior Technical Marketing Architect, Cloud-Native Apps  There’s no doubt that cloud native services and practices boost developer productivity, and that’s a key reason why enterprises are turning to Kubernetes in droves. But as organizations put containerized applications into production, they quickly discover another fundamental truth: they need a secure way to store, Read more...
Cloud Foundry Container Runtime

How Cloud Foundry Container Runtime Tackles Both Day 1 & Day 2 Operations for Production Kubernetes

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by Merlin Glynn, Technical Product Manager, VMware Cloud Foundry Container Runtime (CFCR), formerly known as Project KUBO, is an open source project that delivers the functionality of both Day 1 (deployment) and Day 2 (operations) tasks for Kubernetes clusters. The initial genesis behind CFCR was to make deploying and running Kubernetes clusters across different environments more Read more...
Harbor Registry

Harbor Private Registry: Image Vulnerability Scanning Demo

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By Henry Zhang, Chief Architect of R&D, VMware China The popular open source Harbor registry recently released its latest version, 1.2, which introduces a new feature called Vulnerability Scanning. This feature allows users to scan through the images stored in Harbor and report any vulnerability found in them. The vulnerability has several levels of severity: normal, low, Read more...

Kubernetes 1.8: Stability, Security, Simplicity

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By Wendy Cartee, Senior Director Product Marketing, Cloud-Native Applications Kubernetes 1.8 is released with a total of 39 features across security, storage, networking, APIs, scheduling, cluster lifecycle management and more. Out of the 39 features, 19 are in alpha, 16 in beta and four moved to stable. The three themes selected for the release were Read more...

How to Deploy Jenkins Using vSphere Integrated Containers

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By Ben Corrie, Senior Staff Engineer, VMware Introduction  Do you ever find yourself actually installing an operating system these days? If so, stop right now. Ever found yourself manually deploying and configuring a database? Manually setting up and configuring language frameworks for an application? Making the same configuration change to more than one computer manually? Read more...

VMware Increases CNCF Sponsorship to Platinum

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By Wendy Cartee, Senior Director Product Marketing, Cloud-Native Applications Today, the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) announced that VMware has increased its participation to the Platinum level and Pivotal has joined as a Platinum member. This is a significant commitment to the CNCF community by both companies where projects such as Kubernetes, Prometheus, containerd, rkt, Read more...

Project Hatchway: Persistent Storage for Cloud-Native Applications

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Customers want to take advantage of container technology for running stateful, data intensive applications, such as databases and modern cloud-native applications. One of the significant barriers they face is the lack of out-of-the-box persistent storage solutions in the container ecosystem. This is because these solutions require a robust, elastic and programmable storage infrastructure with the Read more...

Exploring Project Admiral, VMware’s Container Management Interface

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By Cody De Arkland, Senior Systems Engineer, SLED West Twitter: @codydearkland Personal Blog: Https://www.thehumblelab.com In my last blog, I talked about the ability to leverage vSphere Integrated Containers on a standalone host. We highlighted how this creates a really low barrier for entry, since users can start to consume containers leveraging their existing vSphere infrastructure without Read more...