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Announcing Technology Preview 2 of AppCatalyst – a desktop hypervisor for developers

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Today we’re announcing the Technology Preview 2 of VMware AppCatalyst – a desktop hypervisor for developers. We’ve fixed a few bugs and added some features towards making AppCatalyst the developers hypervisor of choice. As with the original preview, the updated version will continue to be free. You can download the latest version from http://getappcatalyst.com AppCatalyst Read more...

VMware AppCatalyst and Vagrant: Kicking off Developer and DevOps WorkFlows

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In June, we announced the release of VMware AppCatalyst, a local development environment ready to support container- and microservices-based workflows out of the box. AppCatalyst is not only free for download (no registration required!), but ships with our lightweight, container-ready Photon OS and a Vagrant provider so developers can immediately get to work building cloud-native 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...

Introducing AppCatalyst – the desktop hypervisor for developers

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Today we’re releasing VMware AppCatalyst – a desktop hypervisor for developers – as a technology preview. As we spoke with development teams the last few months, it became clear that there was a gap in the market. Most developers use some form of hypervisor on their desktop – typically either VMware Fusion or Oracle VirtualBox Read more...

Introducing Project Bonneville

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In the last two years there’s been an explosion of interest in the potential of application containers. Some look to containers as the infrastructure grease to help expedite deployment, integration, testing and provisioning – package once, run anywhere. Others point to the resource management capabilities typically associated with VMs and the low overheads of container Read more...

Come See us at DockerCon!

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If you’ve been following us @cloudnativeapps, then you know that I’ll be leading a tutorial session at DockerCon (June 22-23, 2015) this coming Tuesday. We mentioned earlier this year that we’d be working towards making developers first-class users of the data center. To that end, I’m excited to show off some of the new projects Read more...

Introducing Project Lightwave, Identity and Access Management for Cloud-Native Apps

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Here at VMware, we’ve recognized that containers, microservices, and DevOps – among other technologies and methodologies – are changing how modern applications are built, deployed, and managed. We’ve espoused our belief that VMs and containers are better together, and we continue streamlining application development for DevOps teams on our unified platform. Our sister company, Pivotal, has 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...