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My Top 10 VMworld2016 Hands on Lab Picks

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Authored by Ryan Kelly, Staff Systems Engineer, Cloud Management   In no particular order, here are the top 10 labs that I want to take this year at VMworld Cloud Operations With Photon Platform [SPL-1730-USE-2]– This lab will provide an introduction into the new operational models for cloud native applications. Users will set up a Read more...

Get Ready for Another Cloud Native Packed VMworld!

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Get Ready for Another Cloud-Native Packed VMworld! VMworld is less than a week away.  And like last year, we’ve got a lot happening on the Cloud-Native front!  We’ll be providing updates and deep dives into vSphere Integrated Containers and Photon Platform, talking about what our other technologies are doing in this space (e.g. NSX, VSAN, Read more...

Photon Platform, vSphere, or Both?

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Authored by Ryan Kelly, Staff Systems Engineer, Cloud Management      Many organizations are on a journey to adopt containers in some form or another. There are many options available on the market today and even VMware has multiple options for running containers. While containers are similar to virtual machines they come with their own obstacles Read more...

Cloud Native Applications: State of the Union

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Authored by Emad Benjamin, Principal Architect, Global Services Advanced Architecture As per the above picture many have talked about Cloud Native Apps (CNA) but only few have done real implementations, and the time is now for this technology trend to become main-stream.  In this group discussion we will have an interactive session on what is cloud native, Read more...

Running Docker on Your Existing Infrastructure with vSphere Integrated Containers

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Authored by Martijn Baecke, Senior Systems Engineer Digital Transformation? DevOps? Docker? What is this all about? Well this is exactly what we will discuss during our session “Running Docker on your existing Infrastructure with vSphere Integrated Containers”at VMworld. Over the last couple of years containers have taken the world by storm. Developers have started using Read more...

Containers for the vSphere Admin

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Authored by Ryan Kelly, Staff Systems Engineer, Cloud Management Following up on the overwhelming response from my blog post from last years observations at VMworld I have been asked to present this in a break out session this year. I spent many years as a vSphere admin at a large corporation and I have come Read more...

VMworld Vegas Pro Tips and Tricks

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Authored by Ryan Kelly, Staff Systems Engineer, Cloud Management As you probably already know, VMworld is back in Vegas this year and bigger than ever. Whether this is your first time attending or you are a seasoned veteran, I have some tips that I think you all will find valuable. VMworld itself is action packed, Read more...

VMware Cloud-Native Apps (CNA) Technology Primer

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DockerCon 2016 is now over and it was a great success. The VMware CNA team (along with the VMware cloud management, networking and storage teams) was there, and the traffic at the booth was astonishing. We noticed booth visitors had plenty of questions around container technologies and their relation to virtual machines, especially around some Read more...

VMware Embraces Containers across the Software-Defined Data Center

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Kit Colbert, vice president and general manager, Cloud-Native Applications Business Unit Enterprises are increasingly embracing digital transformation initiatives today with an eye on accelerating their pace of innovation. Next-generation application architectures leveraging Linux containers and microservices are helping to speed up software development efforts. They have changed how enterprises build, run and update their applications. Read more...

Update on the AppCatalyst technology preview

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A year ago, we released AppCatalyst, a desktop hypervisor for developers – as a technology preview. The existing tools at the time were not specifically designed to support developer workflows, and there were many developer use cases where AppCatalyst did much better. The program helped us better understand the use cases and in the process Read more...