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In her latest podcast, Sr. Director of Technology at Pivotal Software Cornelia Davis, talks about how to reimagine development and deployment to run multiple instances of a stateless application on Kubernetes.
VMware Pivotal Container Service (PKS), a Kubernetes-based container service, empowers users to deploy and run a variety of modern applications. While many organizations are aiming to transition to cloud-native, the reality is that only about 10 percent of their enterprise applications are built on modern software patterns, such as a microservices architecture. PKS can support all types of applications, ranging from microservices-based apps to legacy applications.
Containerizing an application and then moving it to PKS—that is, replatforming the application—can help standardize and centralize operations within Kubernetes. The BOSH Cloud Provider Interface in PKS, which supports VMware vSphere and Google Cloud Platform, can make multi-cloud strategy for any enterprise a reality. By employing PKS, users also benefit from constant compatibility with Google Container Engine (GKE), and get access to the latest innovations from the Kubernetes community.
Throughout the podcast, Cornelia discusses the security fundamentals in PKS, as well as the enterprise-grade capabilities (HA, load balancing, logging and management) that VMware vSphere, NSX and vRealize bring to Kubernetes. Cornelia also gives a preview of her upcoming book, titled “Cloud Native: Designing Change-Tolerant Software.” You can get the first five chapters over at Manning books before it publishes in January 2018: https://www.manning.com/books/cloud-native.
For more of Cornelia’s insights around VMware Pivotal Container Service and cloud-native technologies, listen the full podcast by clicking here.