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Photon Platform Devbox: give it a try!

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Since VMworld, we’ve been talking at length about Photon Platform. But before, we go any further, let me explain the two building blocks that make up the Photon Platform, which are  Photon Machine and Photon Controller. Photon Machine is the hypervisor software that gets installed on the cloud hosts that will be part of the Photon Platform infrastructure. Read more...

Are You Ready For Containers?

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by Jonathan Cham, Staff Systems Engineer  You have participated in one of the most transformational shifts in the IT industry. 15 years ago, could you imagine being able to move an application from one part of the datacenter to the other, while it’s up and running, with no user impact, in a click of a button? VMware Read more...

Building Photon OS From Source

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by Chris Adams One of the many great things about Photon OS, VMware’s Cloud Native Apps container host, is that it is open source. The project is hosted on the VMware Github source code repository to download and build from source using the latest code. There are several builds that can be done depending on your needs. Read more...

Dockercon Europe 2015: where the rubber meets the road

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by Massimo Re Ferre’ Where the rubber meets the road. And I am saying this in a very positive way. As I was walking back to the hotel on Tuesday I met a guy in the elevator and the 22 floors ride was a super short discussion about the opening comment he made: “so how did Read more...

VMware Photon Controller Now Available as Open Source Software

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By Rajat Gupta, Sr. Product Line Manager, Cloud-Native Apps Business Unit, VMware VMware today announced at DockerCon EU that Photon Controller is now available as an open source project. The software, the control plane for the Photon Platform, makes it easy to deliver Docker Swarm, Cloud Foundry, Kubernetes, Mesos, etc., on-demand to application development teams Read more...

See you at DockerCon Europe

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We are a proud sponsor of the second official Docker Conference in Barcelona, Nov 16th and 17th. Come to our 15 minute hallway talk on Mon, Nov 16th @ 1:10 pm. Massimo Re Ferre’ – our very own Maestro of the Cloud Native Apps team will be presenting!  You can follow Massimo @mreferre. We’ll be hanging out at booth # 32. Stop by and Read more...

See you at KubeCon – Booth #19

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We are very excited to be a sponsor at the inaugural KubeCon in San Francisco on Nov 9th – 11th. We can’t wait to learn and collaborate with our fellow Kubernetes enthusiasts! Come by booth #19 to say hi and get a deep dive into how you can leverage VMware’s Photon Platform with Kubernetes. We will show you how Read more...

VMworld 2015 Cloud-Native Apps Recap

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With VMworld in Barcelona wrapped up, the Cloud-Native Apps team would like to say “Thank You” to everyone that attended our sessions, visited the booth, played Prince of Persia and shared with us their enthusiasm and feedback around our announcements. If you were unable to attend VMworld, here is a quick recap. On the main stage Read more...

Come and see us at VMworld Europe!

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Following up on an amazing VMworld US, the Cloud-Native Apps team is bringing a tremendous amount of cloud-native activity to VMworld Europe 2015.  There’s so much, in fact, to track it all, we have put together a little Field Guide with all the session names and locations so that you know where to go.  In Read more...

VMware Cloud-Native Apps Announcements at VMworld 2015

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Announcing VMware vSphere Integrated Containers and VMware Photon Platform It’s been a whirlwind few months for us in the Cloud-Native Apps team at VMware.  We announced a number of new projects and products, presented at many conferences and meetups, and engaged with folks in the open source community.  Some of the highlights include: April: We Read more...