vSAN: a great platform for Cloud-Native Apps

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One of the fastest growing classes of applications running on VMware’s HCI offering (vSphere and vSAN) is next-gen applications, also known as cloud-native apps (CNA). These applications are typically containerized, comprise of many micro-services, they are distributed and often implement their own availability and fault-tolerance features. Running containers on top of virtual machines is not Read more...
Pivotal Container Service

vSpeaking Podcast Episode 86: Kubernetes on VMware vSphere

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Containers have changed the way applications are packaged and deployed. Not only are they efficient from an infrastructure utilization perspective, but they also provide strong isolation between processes on the same host.  While registering for VMworld I came across a lot of sessions around Kubernetes (and cloud-native apps in general) so I thought it would make Read more...
Project Hatchway

Pivotal Container Service (PKS) Integration with Project Hatchway: A Technical Overview

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Written by Alka Gupta and Aman Bastora   For vSphere environments, Project Hatchway offers storage infrastructure choices for container platforms such as Pivotal Container Service so customers can take advantage of container technology for running stateful, data-intensive applications such as databases and modern cloud native applications.  The solution enables any storage which can be presented Read more...

Top 10 Sessions at VMworld

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The VMworld 2018 Content Catalog is now live! We’re not biased, but the HCI and vSAN sessions are going to be some of the hottest seats of the week, and space is filling up fast. If you’re sitting on the fence about hyper-converged infrastructure, looking to deploy the latest applications on cost-efficient infrastructure, or wanting Read more...
Exciting Updates to Project Hatchway for KubeCon 2017

Exciting Updates to Project Hatchway for KubeCon 2017

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Unveiled at this year’s VMworld, Project Hatchway is VMware’s persistent storage and availability platform for cloud-native applications. It enables static and dynamic provisioning of persistent storage for cloud-native applications in Kubernetes and Docker swarm environments deployed on vSphere. By tightly integrating with the software defined storage (SDS) control plane in vSphere, Project Hatchway exposes a Read more...

vSpeaking Podcast Episode 43: VMware Cloud on AWS

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VMware, the leader in private cloud, and Amazon Web Services, the leader in public cloud, are partnering to provide a new VMware vSphere-based cloud service running on AWS. This service will make it easier to run any application, using a common set of familiar software and tools, in a consistent hybrid cloud environment. AWS will Read more...

Demonstrating Highly-Available, Stateful Apps on Docker

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Another great DockerCon event is complete, and we enjoyed showing off the latest VMware solutions for containers and cloud native applications. One question that we fielded from a number of attendees was around how to run stateful applications with Docker swarm mode, vSphere, and persistent storage. If you are also struggling with this question and Read more...

Part 2: Storage Policy Based Management for Containers Orchestrated by Kubernetes

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This blog is written by Balu Dontu and Tushar Thole from Cloud Native Applications Storage team See Part 1 of the blog: Deploying WordPress-MySQL Application with Persistent Storage Create deployment with Persistent Volume Claim Create a MySql deployment Create a MySql deployment using this resource file: [crayon-5bcd074ddb6ac756797372/]   Key parts here are: Resource defines a Deployment using mysql Docker Read more...

Part 1: Storage Policy Based Management for Containers Orchestrated by Kubernetes

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This blog is written by Balu Dontu and Tushar Thole from Cloud Native Applications Storage team In a previous blog, we learnt how stateful containers orchestrated by Kubernetes can leverage storage exposed by vSphere (vSAN, VMFS, NFS) by using standard Kubernetes volume, persistent volume and dynamic provisioning primitives. Once you start enjoying the convenience of Read more...