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Accelerate Digital Transformation with Pivotal and VMware

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At VMworld 2015, VMware and Pivotal announced they would work together on a combined solution for cloud-native applications.  Today I am thrilled that Pivotal and VMware have announced the first offering resulting from this work, an enterprise cloud-native stack featuring Pivotal Cloud Foundry and VMware Photon Platform. Why is this a big deal?  It goes back to the basics Read more...

Introducing vSphere Integrated Containers Open Source Software

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Authored by Mark Peek, Principal Engineer for Cloud-Native Apps At VMworld 2015 we showcased vSphere Integrated Containers (based on the Project Bonneville code), providing a docker daemon endpoint into a vSphere cluster. Since then, the team has been actively working on redesigning the architecture and implementation to best deliver this product to our customers. We Read more...

VMware Cloud-Native Apps at GCP Next 2016 this Week

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VMware’s cloud-native apps team, along with the VMware Management Suites team, will attend the Google Cloud Platform user conference this week (March 23-24) at Pier 48 in San Francisco. Be sure to stop by the VMware booth in the Partner Zone where we will be demo-ing Photon Platform with Kubernetes, among other solutions and technologies. Read more...

How to use docker-machine in conjunction with the vSphere driver

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As many of you know docker-machine is the client side tool that allows an individual on his/her own workstation to fire up docker hosts either locally or remote. Docker-machine supports a variety of “drivers” to accomplish this. Some of these drivers deploy locally (e.g. Virtualbox, VMware Fusion), some of them deploy inside the data center Read more...

NewStack podcast: talking microservices with Kit

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Listen to podcast >> The concept of microservices is built on the need to develop apps faster, be more resilient and offer a great experience for the customer. However, the new practices that come with microservices means smaller teams that need to work iteratively, often in a manner that is unfamiliar to companies that work in Read more...

HOW-TO run Swarm and Mesos on Photon OS

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Last year we have released Photon OS which is a Linux distribution optimized to run containers in a virtualized environment. Since the Photon OS release, almost a year ago, we have seen a great up-take in the community with tens of thousands of downloads. We have augmented the Photon OS HOW-TO documentation to include step 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...