VMware plan elevates Kubernetes to star enterprise status Credit: Daniel MasaokaIDG
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VMware plan elevates Kubernetes to star enterprise status

San Francisco – VMware has announced an initiative that will help make it easier for current vSphere customers to build and manage Kubernetes containers as the platform evolves.

The company, at its VMworld customer event, announced VMware Tanzu which is made up of myriad new and existing VMware technologies to create a portfolio of products and services aimed at  enterprises looking to more quickly build software in Kubernetes containers.

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VMware believes that Kubernetes has emerged as the infrastructure layer to accommodate a diversity of applications. VMware says that from 2018 to 2023 – with new tools/platforms, more developers, agile methods, and lots of code reuse – 500 million new logical apps will be created serving the needs of many application types and spanning all types of environments.  

“We view Tanzu as a comprehensive environment for customers to bridge between the development and operational world. It’ll be super-powerful, enterprise grade Kubernetes platform. Kubernetes is the main tool for this transition and we now have a lot of work to do to make it work,” said Pat Gelsinger, CEO of VMware at the VMworld event. 

Gelsinger noted that VMware’s investments in Kubernetes technologies, including its buy of Heptio, Bitnami and now Pivital, make the company a top-three open-source contributor to Kubernetes.

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