For the past few years, container technology has exerted an enormous influence on modern, cloud-native applications and, of course, on the IT operations that need to ensure that these applications run smoothly. Cloud-native applications are generally based on microservices, which, simply put, means that smaller functions are combined to create large – and sometimes very large – applications. Each of these functional modules (or microservices) run in individual containers which are able to communicate with one another. From the outside, the system simply looks like one large application, while on the inside, it is broken down into independent functions carrying out tasks in separate containers.
There are many obvious advantages to this technology, including efficient resource use, automatic scaling, improved process quality, and many others, but as a relatively young technology, it often requires companies to adjust their technical process and make significant organizational changes.
Kubernetes and Multicloud
The trend toward containerization produced another tool – Kubernetes – which has since become the de facto industry standard. Kubernetes is capable of efficiently managing resources in the operation of hundreds or even many thousands of computers – which reflects the needs of IT operations going forward. Kubernetes runs on different infrastructures – either on on-premises hardware in company-owned data centers or in the infrastructures of a range of cloud providers (AWS, Azure, Google, IBM, Alibaba, Tencent, etc.)
Until now, companies were faced with the challenge of managing the containerization of applications and evaluating or integrating Kubernetes for themselves. But the future has more challenges in store. Workloads will need to be processed as cost-effectively as possible using different infrastructures in so-called multicloud environments. This further increases the complexity of making efficient, forward-looking platform decisions for your company.
The VMware Tanzu product portfolio serves as the foundation for modern, cloud-native applications and allows companies to create, run, and manage cutting-edge applications in any cloud infrastructure, including on-premises systems. The portfolio simplifies multicloud operation, allowing developers to work together more efficiently with the operating team to generate key results for their organization and continuously increase their value for the company.
Benefits for VMware vSphere Customers
Thanks to a decisive series of acquisitions early on, VMware rapidly cornered the market for enterprise Kubernetes solutions. Customers already using vSphere infrastructures have a special advantage, as this VMware Tanzu product already features a very well-integrated on-premises cloud for multicloud applications. This way, applications and data can be operated and processed using the public cloud provider best suited to each process. Alternatively, the data and applications can be stored in the company’s own data center and never leave the company at all.
As a certified VMware partner and experienced service provider, we work with you to adjust your applications and infrastructure so you can get started quickly and efficiently and enjoy the benefits of a modern IT infrastructure and unified container orchestration with VMware Tanzu.
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