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Pivotal Container Service
In case you missed it last week: Pivotal Container Service is now generally available. Check out these blogposts that capture some of the highlights:
VMware Cloud Native Applications and Platform News
- ICYMI (In Case You Missed It): VMware Releases Dispatch, an Open Source Serverless Framework – my friend @markpeek and his team have been working on Dispatch for some time. It is “built on Kubernetes, provides tools and services to deploy and manage production-ready, function-backed serverless applications. Dispatch expands beyond just function execution to provide a ‘batteries included’ serverless framework for any environment running Kubernetes.”
- Cormac Hogan attended a hackathon during VMware’s annual CTO Ambassador conference and shares his experience with “AWS Greengrass on vSphere” in his blogpost. Greengrass? Well, it’s a “software that lets you run AWS Lambda functions on connected devices in a secure way”. One of the great usecases lies within Edge Computing – anywhere between core datacenters and the cloud. VMware CTO Chris Wolf shared a quick summary here
- VMware Open-Sources Code Stream Plugin for Kubernetes (GitHub repo) – in case you have not heard of vRealize Code Stream or seen it, yet: here is a hands-on lab!
- Now into a little bit of networking: Multi-Tiered Routing Architecture with NSX-T (tldr: you can use only one but multi-tier routing gives you a lot more flexibility).
- Ready for Take-Off with Kubernetes, Cloud Foundry, and vSphere: networking across containers and VMs (demo video by @yfauser)
- Meet “CorfuDB” – the Database-less Database that’s highly scalable, fault tolerant, self-healing, strongly consistent, and can sustain 0.5 Million ops/sec. It’s one of the projects from VMware’s Research Group that we are sharing publicly. It incorporates work from some major researchers in fault-tolerance, consistency and consensus: Blog, Project, GitHub
- Beyond The Phoenix Project Audio Series & The 5th Anniversary Edition Of The Phoenix Project – great to see new content on the 5th anniversary of the Phoenix Project. Still one of my favorite references when speaking to customers about the DevOps.
- Interesting overview about core concepts of Service Mesh with Kubernetes – great overview without going into the details of Linkerd, Istio or Conduit.
- Going deep into how the Kubernetes concept of “Deployments” works.
- #111 Google Cloud Platform with Sam Ramji has some pretty cool insights and I found it pretty inspirational – the interview starts at 3:50 min. Sam talks about “Codecation” (learning to code on vacation), “distribution cognition” and the human aspects of computing but also the future and role of computing in general. He also highlights the need for Edge Computing (see above) by saying that “computing is everywhere” that there are lots of reasons for “why computing belongs everywhere”.
- Using Go as a scripting language in Linux
- Prometheus vs. Heapster vs. Kubernetes Metrics APIs