Enterprise-Ready Containers with VMware vSphere Integrated Containers 1.5

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By Susan Wu, Senior Product Marketing Manager and James Zabala, Senior Product Manager, Cloud Native Apps BU   We are pleased to announce the general availability of the newest release of vSphere Integrated Containers. Version 1.5 adds support for storage quotas, alternate Linux operating systems, VMware NSX-T, and the latest version of Photon OS. What’s Read more...

VMware PKS 1.3 Now Generally Available with Azure Support and Enhanced Networking, Security, and Management Features

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We are excited to announce the general availability of VMware PKS 1.3 today. VMware PKS 1.3 adds rich features that enhance multi-cloud support, networking and security, management and operations. This release also includes support for Kubernetes 1.12. With these new features, VMware PKS 1.3 delivers a production-grade, enterprise-ready Kubernetes solution that offers expanded IaaS support, Read more...

VMware PKS Customer Highlights at VMworld 2018

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At this year’s VMworld, several of our joint customers with Pivotal shared their stories during sessions, panels, and keynotes. These real-world experiences and learnings are always the most valuable information to current and potential users of our products. Here is a brief summary of the sessions that may be helpful for those who want to Read more...

VMware Completes Heptio Acquisition

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By Paul Fazzone, senior vice president and general manager, Cloud Native Apps Business Unit, VMware Today, I am pleased to announce that VMware has closed the acquisition of Heptio. I want to officially welcome the entire Heptio team led by Joe Beda and Craig McLuckie to the Cloud Native Apps team at VMware. Our Mission Read more...

Federated Service Mesh on VMware PKS and VMware Cloud PKS 

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by Boskey Savla, Technical Product Marketing Manager at VMware Today at KubeCon North America, Seattle, VMware announced NSX Service Mesh.  NSX Service Mesh will be a SaaS-based offering that provides a single pane of glass to manage service mesh across multiple Kubernetes clusters deployed across multiple clouds and/or datacenters. It will work in conjunction with container networking, such as NSX-T which provides pod-level Read more...

A Very Stable Kubernetes 1.13

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Stability and Kubernetes don’t sound like two words that should be used alongside each other. Kubernetes has been moving at a rapid velocity where changes are constantly occurring. From new enhancements, bug fixes, API changes, to swapping out architectural pieces, the Kubernetes pattern is continually shifting. In Q4Y18, the theme of stability has emerged on Read more...

Operational Best Practices with Istio on VMware Cloud PKS

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By Bahubali Shetti, Director of Public Cloud Solutions for VMware Cloud Services at VMware Deploying and managing an application on Kubernetes, while easy in a single cluster configuration, becomes complex across clusters. Complexity surrounds not only application deployment but also management capabilities, such as monitoring, security, scale, and inter-service connectivity. Istio simplifies the operation of micro-service based Read more...

Aggregating Application and Cluster Logs from VMware Cloud PKS on AWS Elasticsearch

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By Bahubali Shetti, Director of Public Cloud Solutions for VMware Cloud Services at VMware Observability is one aspect of managing Kubernetes clusters. Observability involves gaining insight into multiple data points/sets from the cluster and analyzing this data to resolve issues. Observability covers three main data sets: Metrics — This includes metrics from both the cluster, through cAdvisor, metrics server, Read more...

Try VMware Cloud PKS (Formerly VKE) today and the first $150 is on us!

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Back in June this year, we announced the public Beta of VMware Kubernetes Engine (VKE), which offers Kubernetes as a Service for customers who want to consume Kubernetes without installing and managing it themselves. Since the initial Beta, we made several enhancements, including a name change.  VMware Kubernetes Engine is now VMware Cloud PKS with Read more...

Looking Forward to Welcoming Heptio, and the Evolution of Multi-Cloud Infrastructure

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By Paul Fazzone, SVP and GM Cloud-Native Apps    Today at VMworld 2018 Europe, I am excited to share some exciting news with our customers and partners specific to our expanded efforts around Kubernetes, an addition to the VMware PKS portfolio and a new partner program around PKS.     Looking Forward to Welcoming Heptio to the VMware Cloud Native Team!  VMware has signed a definitive agreement Read more...