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.

Cisco Announces the Plan to Acquire CliQr Cloud Application Management

The CliQr is an application management solution provider that will increase the capability of Cisco to automate and manage applications throughout the hybrid cloud environment with simplified technologies.

cisco imageGreatResponder.com  Cisco announced its aim to acquire the CliQr Technologies Inc., which is a California based startup. CliQr provides an application defined cloud orchestration stage to model, organize and run applications crossways uncovered metal, virtualized and container environments. This purchase will help Cisco clients to shorten and fast setup their public, private and hybrid cloud operations.

“Customers today have to manage a massive number of complex and different applications across many clouds,” said Rob Salvagno, vice president, Cisco Corporate Development, in a statement. “With CliQr, Cisco will be able to help our customers realize the promise of the cloud and easily manage the lifecycle of their applications on any hybrid cloud environment.”

The agreement that is probable to close in Quarter 3 of this year, after that the CliQr team will turn into a part of Cisco’s Insieme business unit reporting to Prem Jain. CliQr was previously working with Cisco, with the company’s solutions incorporated transversely a number of Cisco’s data center switching and cloud solutions.

Cisco had previously integrated CliQr with its Cisco Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI) and Unified Computing systems (UCS) prior to acquirement, in an offer to advance the progress of applications between on premise and cloud environments. The company has achieved that and now its aim is to integrate CliQr across its data center portfolio, enlarging the ‘orchestration of services’ to wrap eventualities such as bare metal computing, containerized systems and all the various types of virtualization.

“Moving forward, Cisco will continue to integrate CliQr across Cisco’s data center portfolio. Together, CliQr and Cisco will make it simpler for customers to automate and manage application policies across the entire data center stack. CliQr already integrates with Cisco ACI to enable application portability for on-premise and cloud environments” said Rob.

The CliQr make the management simple, by giving clients a solitary system for organizing the application lifecycle across hybrid IT environments. Cisco claims that the system is spontaneous and can make easy the most difficult systems. As, computing is becoming a hybrid of conventional on premise IT and services managed in the cloud, many CIOs and network managers have been left at the back by the new difficulty and incompetence and obstructions have emerged, which Cisco asserts, it can flat out now.

VMware Launches Partners’ Program for vCloud Air Cloud Computing Platform

The ‘vCloud Air’ cloud computing based partners’ program focuses on the ‘Independent Software Vendors’ to smoothly migrate their application on the vCloud Air platform.

vmwareGREATRESPONDER.COM – This was announced by VMware, the virtualization giant in the domain of cloud computing business on Thursday, September 25, 2014 that it has started a business friendly partner’s program to facilitate the independent software vendors ISVs to move their applications to the vCloud Air platform of the company. This program is designed to help ISV customers to run their applications on the most secure and robust cloud computing platform of the company called as vCloud Air smoothly and seamlessly.

It was further informed in the official statement of the company that this program will enable the software vendors to unleash the power of cloud computing platform of the company without doing any additional modifications or changes while migrating from other platforms or cloud computing based servers. This newly designed partners’ program offers wide range of services including customers support, technical guidance and others, so that the ISVs can get full benefits – both technical and commercial – of the power of cloud computing platform.

While talking about the features of the vCloud Air cloud computing based partners’ program, the statement further elaborated that scalability, reliability, security and cost efficiency are some of the key features that this partnership has to offer. Meanwhile, the members of the VMware Technology Alliance Partnership Program are also able to collaborate with VMware in creating and validating their products for interoperability.

The Vice President of Application Services Division of VMware, Mr. Ajay Patel, in his official statement said, “With the VMware vCloud® Air™ ISV Partner Program, we are helping ISVs simplify the process of moving workloads to the cloud. Our robust ISV ecosystem partners can continue to distinguish themselves by enabling customers to move workloads back and forth without modification, all while providing a platform that is secure, scalable and interoperable with customers’ existing infrastructure.”

This program is also able to offer the smooth transition to Software as a Service SaaS models along with a large number of SaaS enabled services, which help the customers to smoothly run, provide, maintain and monitor their services on this platform.

Those prospective customers who opt for this ambitious program will be able to obtain the status of VMware Ready known as ‘VMware Ready – vCloud Air Certification’.