The What and the Why of the Cluster API

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By Tim St. Clair, Senior Staff Engineer at VMware Throughout the evolution of software tools there exists a tension between generalization and partial specialization. A tool’s broader adoption is a form of natural selection, where its evolution is predicated on filling a given need, or role, better than its competition. This premise is imbued in Read more...

Certifying Kubernetes with Sonobuoy

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By Steve Sloka, Sr. Member of Technical Staff, and  John Schnake, Systems Engineer   There are many ways to create Kubernetes clusters and many environments that can host them. As a result, platform operators find it difficult to determine whether a cluster is properly configured and whether it is working as it should. Sonobuoy is Read more...

Welcoming Heptio Open Source Projects to VMware

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By Ross Kukulinski, Product Line Manager, and Tim Hinderliter, Senior Engineering Manager   Heptio is now VMware (read the acquisition close post), and as you can imagine, the last two months have been a whirlwind. Our newly combined team is eager to expand the impact Heptio’s open source projects have on the cloud native ecosystem through open Read more...

Congratulations CNCF Community Award Winners!

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It was a very proud moment last night for the cloud native community as the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) recognized 14 individuals for their outstanding contributions over the last year. The packed room cheered as the surprised winners joined Chris A. on stage to receive their awards – a metal bucket with a side Read more...

A Very Stable Kubernetes 1.13

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Stability and Kubernetes don’t sound like two words that should be used alongside each other. Kubernetes has been moving at a rapid velocity where changes are constantly occurring. From new enhancements, bug fixes, API changes, to swapping out architectural pieces, the Kubernetes pattern is continually shifting. In Q4Y18, the theme of stability has emerged on Read more...

Looking Forward to Welcoming Heptio, and the Evolution of Multi-Cloud Infrastructure

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By Paul Fazzone, SVP and GM Cloud-Native Apps    Today at VMworld 2018 Europe, I am excited to share some exciting news with our customers and partners specific to our expanded efforts around Kubernetes, an addition to the VMware PKS portfolio and a new partner program around PKS.     Looking Forward to Welcoming Heptio to the VMware Cloud Native Team!  VMware has signed a definitive agreement 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...