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Why the PX-Backup container-native approach is crucial for data protection

Containers are very different than virtual machines. The more prescriptive way containers store data forces admins and developers to put more thought into which data goes where. It also means traditional data protection makes little sense for backing up container-based applications. Solutions like PortWorx PX-Backup are built to support container environments natively. I sat down with the Pure Storage and PortWorx folks twice (at TheCUBE’s coverage of KubeCon/CloudNativeCon and at Cloud Field Day 9) recently …

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How Kubernetes is changing the divide between Dev and Ops

Kubernetes is changing the divide between operations and development. Where traditionally, provisioning and managing infrastructure was a task exclusive to IT Operations, Kubernetes is shifting infrastructure towards developers. Even though public cloud, Kubernetes, and infrastructure-as-code tooling put infrastructure into their hands, developers are not operationally focused. That leaves operational aspects in the dark, which impacts many non-functional and qualitative aspects of the software being built. So how do operations and development engineers come together to …

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VMware vSphere with Tanzu is the simplest implementation of Kubernetes

While we have had capabilities to run Kubernetes on vSphere for a while now with VMware Tanzu Kubernetes Grid on VMware Cloud Foundation, I’ve argued in the past (listen to this CTO Advisor podcast with Keith Townsend) that this was designed for consumption of Kubernetes at scale, not at the entry-level, where I think the integration of vSphere and Kubernetes makes much more sense. Today, VMware released VMware vSphere with Tanzu, a more accessible, faster way …

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An Enterprise Container Strategy is vital for successful digital transformation

An Enterprise Container Strategy is vital for successful digital transformation

Defining an Enterprise Container Strategy starts by looking at the current bottlenecks in your processes and people, and slowly but surely, change those; introducing new technology where and when it makes sense.

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Oracle Cloud VMware Solution: When Pigs Fly!

Oracle Cloud VMware Solution: When Pigs Fly!

Oracle Cloud VMware Solution is great for Oracle customers that need VM adjacency to OCI. The support agreement is a win for every joint VMware/Oracle customer!

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From Peak to Peak: A Mission Control Tale from the Trenches

From Peak to Peak: A Mission Control Tale from the Trenches

Joep recounts the ripple effects and cascading failures he faced while leading cloud transformation at a Dutch retailer and argues for a mission control approach to managing resilience.

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Is cloud-native becoming mainstream? Yes, says CNCF

Is cloud-native becoming mainstream? Yes, says CNCF

The CNCF published its 2020 survey report, and claims cloud-native has become mainstream. Let’s look at their findings and conclusion.

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Chronosphere delivers on real-time insights for mission control teams

Chronosphere delivers on real-time insights for mission control teams

Chronosphere helps organizations operate reliably at scale and make data-driven decisions using their cloud-native microservices monitoring platform.

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Is VMware Project Pacific ‘Kubernetes done right’ for the enterprise?

Is VMware Project Pacific ‘Kubernetes done right’ for the enterprise?

The dust is starting to settle after this week’s VMworld. For me, the biggest announcement was Project Pacific: embedding the Kubernetes control plane directly into vSphere. VMware has seen the future is Kubernetes and acknowledged vSphere’s shortcomings to get to that future state. Project Pacific is not a superficial, ‘look at us we do Kubernetes’ bolt on. It’s re-architecting ESXi and vCenter to natively use the Kubernetes APIs to drive platform operations. My technical heart …

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Will VMware Project Pacific help customers transition to Kubernetes smoothly?

Project Pacific is an engineering project to natively embed Kubernetes into vSphere. Pacific is a deep, deep integration of the two technologies, embedding Kubernetes into ESXi to make containers first-class citizens in vSphere. The project gives developers a well-known way to deploy and operate their applications, including creating entire Kubernetes clusters and vSphere resources like virtual machines via the Kubernetes APIs, while operators can continue to leverage the power of vSphere to operate the underlying …

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