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.

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’.

F5 Networks Bestowed with Cloud Computing Automation Award in VMworld Conference 2014

It was a great recognition for F5 Networks for its commendable contribution in the domain of cloud computing service automation.

f5-networkGREATRESPONDER.COM – This was announced by the F5 Networks – the provider of cloud computing automation services for cloud based applications – yesterday on Thursday September 04, 2014 that it received a praiseworthy recognition of “Cloud Automation Award” in the VMworld conference 2014 organized by VMware Company and its cloud computing services partners. This award was bestowed for the great contribution offered by the company in the domain of cloud computing management and automation services.

In the statement, it was further elaborated that this award was decided on the basis of the contribution of the company towards ‘Cloud Management Marketplace’. The final winner was decided on the basis of services or solutions downloads, and the breadth of use of these services in managing the cloud computing services across the globe.

The F5 Network’s plug-in that was the main contributor to winning of this award offers a wide range of actions and workflows that are conformable to BGP-IP applications in the VMware cloud computing ecosystems.

While talking about the VMware cloud ecosystem, the Senior Director, Product Management Division at VMware, Mr. Wayne Greene said, “VMware’s Cloud Management Marketplace is designed to make it even easier for organizations to find and learn about third-party products and technologies, supported by solutions from our extensive vendor and partner community. We have seen our partner ecosystem more than double in the last year with more than 200 solutions available from 60-plus partners. Customers enjoy the ability to extend the management and orchestration capabilities of their deployments, with access to integrated vendor and partner solutions in a one-stop shop. We’re pleased to recognize the F5 Networks Management Plug-in for vCenter Orchestrator with the marketplace’s Cloud Automation award for 2014.”

The statement further informed that the F5 Plug-in offer highly featured tasks for the customers in the domain of cloud computing services automation such as, auto-scaling, patching, automatic system maintenance, and service provisioning and others. This plug-in is also available for downloading from the company’s corporate website at no charges.

Mr. Calvin Rowland, the vice president of business development division at F5 networks, in his official statement said, “Our priority is to make flexible, programmable Software Defined Application Services™ available to organizations regardless of the physical and virtual components they choose for their infrastructures.”