VMware launches Kubernetes vSphere offering

VMware launches Kubernetes vSphere offering


VMware has unveiled new offerings to help customers further accelerate their app and infrastructure modernisation initiatives.

VMware vSphere 7 Update 1, VMware vSAN 7 Update 1 and VMware Cloud Foundation 4.1 product releases streamline customer adoption of Kubernetes and support applications with developer-ready capabilities as well as new features that enhance scalability and operations.

In addition, the company has also announced the availability of Tanzu editions—packaging portfolio capabilities that address the most common scenarios customers encounter in their modernisation efforts.

“A year ago, we embarked on an effort to help customers succeed along each step of their app and infrastructure modernisation journey,” said Raghu Raghuram, chief operating officer of products and cloud services at VMware.

“Today, we take a leap forward to unlock the potential of Kubernetes for hundreds of thousands of VMware vSphere customers. Our new solutions and offerings help remove the guesswork out of Kubernetes and provide the requisite capabilities needed to help customers achieve their modernisation objectives.”

VMware vSphere with VMware Tanzu allows customers to configure enterprise-grade Kubernetes infrastructure with their existing network and block or file storage in less than an hour. This includes enabling customers to extend vSphere Distributed Switch support for Kubernetes clusters.

vSphere with Tanzu will also allow customers to deploy NSX Advanced Load Balancer Essentials or choose their own L4 load balancing solutions. Using VMware vCenter Server, customers will be able to deploy Kubernetes clusters in minutes, provision role-based access and allocate capacity to developers.

The integration with VMware Tanzu allows administrators to manage consistent, compliant and conformant Kubernetes while providing developers self-service access to IT infrastructure.

Additionally, VMware is introducing new capabilities across its HCI and hybrid cloud platforms to further support customers’ modern applications needs.

VMware Cloud Foundation 4.1 with VMware Tanzu will introduce the vSAN Data Persistence platform—a framework for Independent Software Vendors (ISVs) enabling modern stateful services such as NoSQL databases and object storage to integrate with the underlying infrastructure.

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