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Run Traditional Apps on Kubernetes with PKS Highlight: Oracle WebLogic Server

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By Simone Morellato and Rahul Srivastava, VMware   Enterprises today are building net new cloud-native apps atop platforms like Kubernetes and Cloud Foundry   as part of developing richer digital experiences for their customers and partners. But they are realizing they also need to modernize existing applications to be truly successful in this endeavor. Given the complexity, Read more...

Power Up into the Clouds at VMworld with the Container Squad

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The Cloud-Native Container Squad will once again be making an appearance at VMworld to promote high availability, scalability, simplicity, and other benefits of cloud-native apps.   Spot them on the VMworld floor at the exhibition Hall, Hands-on Labs, VMvillage, and the public areas for a chance to win a special prize. If you spot the Read more...

Schedule Your VMworld Hands-on Labs for PKS and VKE

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By Michael West, Technical Product Manager, VMware The Cloud-Native Apps Business Unit at VMware is pleased to announce that we have updated and expanded our portfolio of Hands-on Labs available at VMworld. This year’s labs include an update of VMware Pivotal Container Service (PKS) to version 1.1 and a new lab for the recently announced Read more...

Application Stats Collection in Kubernetes via Telegraf Sidecars and Wavefront

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by Bahubali Shetti Director of Public Cloud Solutions for VMware Cloud Services at VMware This blog was originally posted here, on August 7, 2018. (This is a follow up for the blog: Monitoring VMware Kubernetes Engine and Application Metrics with Wavefront) Kubernetes (K8S), is becoming the defacto management tool to run applications homogeneously across resources (bare metal, public cloud, Read more...

Architecting your company’s digital future? Get your answers at the Gartner Catalyst Conference.

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By Susan Wu, Senior Product Marketing Manager, Cloud-Native Apps BU The latest tech trend is about building cloud-native applications using machine learning (ML) and artificial intelligence (AI). These technologies are advancing rapidly as a new digital economy emerges and a diverse, complex technology ecosystem begins to take root. For many architects, however, the skills and Read more...

The Value of vSphere in a Kubernetes World

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By Kendrick Coleman, Open Source Technical Product Manager, Cloud-Native Applications Business Unit (CNABU)   The topic has been approached countless of times over the past decade. Why do I need vSphere when I can run X, Y, or Z on bare metal? I’m here to tell you that no matter what reasoning you can come Read more...

Tips and Tricks for VMworld Newbies from VMworld Veterans (or how to survive VMworld!)

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With tens of thousands of people attending the event, VMworld can get hectic if you don’t know how to navigate it. Sessions, workshops, exhibitions, hands-on labs, meet the-expert roundtables, power sessions, theater presentations, hackathons, parties … you can easily get overwhelmed with all the activities happening around you in the fully loaded week of VMworld. Read more...

Fire Up Your Data Processing with Apache Spark on vSphere Integrated Containers

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By Arslan Abbasi, Technical Product Manager, Cloud-Native Apps BU Apache Spark is an open-source distributed processing framework that has become a de facto standard for big data applications. It provides high-level APIs in Java, Scala, Python, and the statistical programming language R. It also supports high-level tools, including Spark SQL, MLib for machine learning, GraphX Read more...