VMware previews vSphere Integrated Containers and Photon Platform

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VMware added two new technology previews — VMware vSphere Integrated Containers and VMware Photon Platform – at VMworld 2015.

VMware vSphere Integrated Containers and VMware Photon Platform are designed to empower enterprise IT operations teams to deliver containers in production on-premises and on VMware’s public cloud, VMware vCloud Air.

VMware said the two new projects promise to improve the developer experience for building applications using container technology while addressing enterprise IT requirements. VMware’s cloud-native technology portfolio is designed to meet IT requirements across security and isolation, service-level agreements, data persistence, networking services and management.

“Customers will be able to jumpstart their container initiatives on top of their existing VMware vSphere environments or consume new infrastructure designed specifically for cloud-native applications,” said Ray O’Farrell, chief technology officer and chief development officer, VMware, in a statement.

VMware vSphere Integrated Containers will enable IT teams to support any application, including containerized applications, on a common infrastructure. IT teams can utilize existing investments in VMware infrastructure, people, processes and management tools.

The solution will empower developers with the flexibility, portability and speed containers deliver. VMware vSphere Integrated Containers will easily integrate with other container ecosystem solutions including CoreOS Tectonic, Docker, Kubernetes, Mesosphere’s Data Center Operating System and Cloud Foundry.

With VMware vSphere at its foundation, the new offering will help IT operations team meet the following enterprise requirements for containers.

“VMware’s focus on cloud-native applications offer the distinct potential for the company to expand into new markets as well as grow/retain its existing customers looking to build next gen apps aimed at powering digital business transformations,” said Matt Eastwood, senior vice president, Enterprise Infrastructure and Datacenter Group, IDC.

“We recognize the value cloud native design delivers in terms of improving application resiliency, elasticity and scale. This is why our new software architectures are cloud-native and why we are working with VMware to bring this type of technology to the products and services we provide our hosted customers,” said Keith Collins, CIO of SAS.

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