VMware Launches KaaS Cloud Service on Photon Platform

KaaS – Kubernetes as a Service is robust, simple to operate cloud-native platform, that adds network virtualization and hyper-converged storage system services to privilege the modern container based technology.

photon_kaasGreatResponder.com VMware, Inc announced Kubernetes on VMware Photon platform, Kubernetes as a Service includes IT operations,  to including the IT operations, teams have to deliver the platform for development teams. The VMware Photon platform will also include network and storage services. After addition of theses new services into the platform, it provides an end-to-end cloud-native infrastructure for the enterprises and also running modern applications that are based on container technology.

Businesses are growing tremendously and using various technologies like software applications and services to deliver innovative experience to their customers. The software companies are also adopting cloud-native application methodologies to reduce the application development life-cycle time. Now VMware Photon platform will capable to access the services that are needed to develop and run the modern applications including Kubernetes. VMware Photon platform privileges businesses to focus on development efforts rather building, operating, and supporting custom solution, It automates the IT infrastructure.

Paul Fazzone, vice president and general manager, Cloud-Native Applications Business Unit, VMware, Said, “VMware Photon Platform takes a major step forward by empowering IT teams to deliver, secure and operate the modern services that development teams require with the infrastructure automation demanded by today’s leading enterprise organizations. Based on the industry-leading hypervisor, network virtualization and hyper-converged storage solutions, VMware Photon Platform offers customers unprecedented business speed and agility to deliver innovative software solutions to market quicker.”

Kubernetes as a Service, has a multi-tenant fashion for workload isolation and security. Kubernetes clusters may have a single node cluster to hundreds of nodes. It can be possible for users to scale up the clusters as they needed with no down time. VMware Photon platform features like high availability capabilities, automatic healing from failure and reduce downtime of Kubernetes services. It gives an end-to-end support including commercially supported distribution of Kubernetes.

Photon Platform will initially introduce network services including switching and routing, as the time elapsed the platform will also updated to offer the logical networking elements and services completely.

VMware’s Photon platform will also introduce block storage services that offer flexible and programmable storage for container based modern cloud-native software applications. The service will capable to deliver elastic storage that supports to scale up and scale down the rapid application deployment.

Photon Platform encouraged to use where the organizations are practicing DevOps and agile development practices.

IBM to Extend Its Mainframe Based Cloud Capabilities to CSC Inc Clients

With this collaboration, the CSC clients would be able to benefit from the mainframe infrastructure for the cloud based offerings of IBM Corporation.

CSC and IBM agreementGreatResponder.com  A new collaboration agreement to strengthen the partnership in the domain of cloud computing services and infrastructure sharing, IBM and CSC signed a partnership program. In this new agreement, the CSC clients would be able to leverage the IBM’s mainframe based infrastructure to use multiple cloud based services. The high end cloud infrastructure of IBM well known as IBM Cloud for Z, will help the CSC clients in making the transition to the cloud.

IBM will offer its fully managed cloud based services for Z system, which will create a great value for the clients of CSC Inc.

While elaborating the nature of the services extended by the IBM, it was informed that the collaborative offerings will include software, mainframe hardware, monitoring services, governance and the IBM support. With this agreement, a huge cut in the operational cost for the CSC is being anticipated in the market.

The executive vice president and the general managers of global infrastructure service division at CSC Inc, Mr. Stephen Hilton, in his official statement said, “Many clients are looking for ways to make historically fixed cost more variable to migrate from legacy platforms to modernized applications and to a cloud enabled infrastructure. This new cloud-based service expands our cloud offering and is a natural evolution of our long-standing alliance with IBM.”

It is very important to note that the CSC has been trying to pursue its vision to become a service-enabled enterprise. This partnership with IBM for the highly secure, reliable and reputed cloud infrastructure use would enable the company to be able to pursue its technological vision more easily.

The company wants to achieve flexibility, and greater security of the valuable data and processes of its client while transitioning their processes to the cloud. This need was easily fulfilled by the materialization of this partnership of cloud collaboration.

While talking about the secure cloud infrastructure, IBM said in its official statement, “Since Cloud for z runs on IBM’s enterprise mainframes, the service will also provide CSC clients with greater computing security to reduce operating risks and cut the costs of their computing and IT operations by using a shared infrastructure for the software, server, disk, and the tape requirements”.

This is a win-win deal for both of the partners of this agreement.

GoDaddy Announces New Cloud Services for Small Businesses

The cloud serves and Bitnami powered cloud applications are designed to help the small businesses, tech entrepreneurs, web developers and IT professionals around the globe.

GoDaddyGreatResponder.com  GoDaddy that is the famous web hosting company and asserts to have more than 61 million domain names under its management, now offering its customers a “pay as you go” utility billing package. It will allow clients to construct, test and utilize cloud solutions for GoDaddy’s infrastructure. The traditional business of the company is to enable clients to use site building software like Word Press, but the new shift will offer an environment where customers can build and run any software they like.

“With the launch of Cloud Servers, GoDaddy aims to extend our lead as the number one trusted provider of Cloud Hosting solutions for individual developers and technologists. We’re looking to make it easy for developers, to serve small businesses with the technology they want,” said Jeff King, SVP & GM Hosting, Security at GoDaddy.

As compared to its rivals in the cloud space, GoDaddy will build on its conventional business model of grabbing developers, tech entrepreneurs and small businesses with the new packages. The services will present several features to small businesses that cannot pay for or rationalize to get service presented by the established players in the public cloud market. The company says that virtual instances can be built, tested, cloned and re-provisioned in no time to meet market expectations.

“As a GoDaddy technology partner on Cloud Applications, we’re excited for GoDaddy’s international customer base to take advantage of our capabilities – joining the millions of developers and business users who save time and effort with our library’s consistent, secure and optimized end-user experience. We’re proud to partner with GoDaddy,” says Erica Brescia COO and Cofounder at Bitnami.

The new offers from GoDaddy has apparently been in the works for some time, as the team state the attainment of the public cloud customer division of Apptix for $22.5 million last September. As the Microsoft and Google take steps to get market share away from AWS in the corporate space, GoDaddy is aiming the small business market, a slot that appears to be comparatively unnoticed.

The commencement is the newest example of GoDaddy’s ongoing promise of technology and product expansion with and for the professional developer society. Earlier, GoDaddy publicized GoDaddy Pro, a program that offers free tools and help to designers and developers.