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VMware was happy to host Tech Field Day Extra at VMworld 2019.  We covered lots of great content.  But by far the biggest news of the week for vSphere fans was the announcement of Project Pacific, a Technology Preview of the rearchitecture of vSphere with Kubernetes.  Attendees were eager to learn more about Project Pacific and Tech Field Day provided a great opportunity to dig into the specifics of what we’re doing.

Tech Field Day has a live stream, so folks who weren’t attending VMworld could tune in and learn about Pacific.  But luckily, in case you missed the livestream, they also post all their content on YouTube.

Motivation for Project Pacific

Jared Rosoff walks through the motivation behind Project Pacific and how we can use Kubernetes not just as a container orchestrator, but as an infrastructure interface.

 Introduction to Project Pacific

Jared continues with an introduction to Project Pacific itself, discussing how exactly is Kubernetes integrated into vSphere and what that means for VI Admins and Developers and workload management more generally.

 Project Pacific Architecture Deep Dive

With the basics of Project Pacific covered, Michael West takes over to go into a lot more technical detail on both Kubernetes and Project Pacific.

 Additional Information on Project Pacific

In addition to the above videos, we’ve also posted a series of blogs covered Project Pacific in more detail:

We’ll continue to post additional blogs in the coming weeks, so please watch the vSphere Blog for them!

About the Author

Kit Colbert

Kit Colbert is VP & CTO, Cloud Platform BU at VMware, driving technical strategy and innovation for the vSphere, VMware Cloud on AWS, and Project Dimension product lines. Previously he was GM of Cloud-Native Apps, CTO for End-User Computing, the Chief Architect and Principal Engineer for Workspace Portal, and the lead Management Architect for the vRealize Operations Suite. At the start of his career, he was the technical lead behind the creation, development, and delivery of the vMotion and Storage vMotion features in vSphere. Kit holds a ScB in Computer Science from Brown University and is a recognized thought-leader on Cloud-Native, End-User Computing, and Cloud Management trends. He speaks regularly at industry conferences, on the main stage at VMworld, and is the Cloud-Native voice for the VMware Office of the CTO blog.